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Children Suffering from Watery Diarrhea Receive Lifesaving Treatment

Months after extreme flooding, families in Pakistan still need medicine and safe drinking water to survive.

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Snapshots December 2022

Bringing Hope to Ukraine Through Hygiene Kits and Generators Because needs evolve rapidly in conflict zones, our response in Ukraine is tailored to meet the needs of each region—including villages that have just become safe to access. To provide rapid assistance to such villages, we have distributed thousands of hygiene kits containing essential supplies to …

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With Your Help in 2022

In 2022, your support enabled our teams to provide services and support to more than 19 million people in 30 countries around the world. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of how you changed—and saved—lives. Thank you.
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From Computer Scientist to Women’s Advocate

During casual conversation, Marie Chantal Gboze laughs generously and speaks with exuberance. It’s inviting. She is the type of person who grabs everyone’s attention at the dinner table with a well-crafted story. When the conversation turns to gender-based violence (GBV) and the gender poverty gap, however, her voice turns passionate and acute—which is still inviting, …

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Helping Girls in Jordan Escape Violence and Change the World

While working as a child protection case manager in Jordan’s Al Zaa’tari refugee camp, Heba Lutfi—who’s currently our Child Protection Team Leader and the co-chair of the camp’s Child Protection, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Sub-Working Group—received a heartbreaking case. A 16-year-old girl was suffering from severe abuse: her life was being threatened by her husband, …

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Girls Empower Themselves Through Filmmaking

International Medical Corps organized a filmmaking workshop for a group of adolescent girls in Bekaa as part of its adolescent girls’ empowerment program. The workshop included six sessions where the girls learned storytelling basics—including objectives, audience and the four Ps: people, plot, places and purpose. The workshop also included basic animation, camera movement and effects, …

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Returning Home as a Leader and Advocate for Gender Equality

In Mali, gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV) are entrenched in the culture. International Medical Corps, with funding from USAID, is implementing an integrated GBV response and prevention project that increases access to services for survivors. The project reinforces structural and service-provider capacity while working with communities to reduce the stigma that survivors face, while …

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Snapshots February 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine The war in Ukraine is evolving rapidly, affecting millions inside the country, while more than 2.3 million have fled to take refuge in neighboring countries. With decades of experience in Ukraine, we are expanding our services inside the country, as well as working to provide …

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“How a Women’s and Girls’ Safe Space Changed My Life”

My name is Angelina Nyanhial Madut, and I’m a participant in International Medical Corps’ gender-based violence (GBV) program in Nyal, South Sudan. I also go to the Katieth women’s and girls’ safe space (WGSS). I thank International Medical Corps for providing me and other women the opportunity to interact together and access basic information about …

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Empowering Women to Stand Against Violence

One of our gender-based violence (GBV) team’s key programming approaches is to organize a women’s and girls’ safe space (WGSS) in communities, enabling women and girls to gather, share their concerns and rebuild support networks while participating in a range of activities, such as dancing, sports, literacy classes, arts and life-skills training. Through the WGSS, …

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Standing United Against Gender-Based Violence

2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the 16 Days Against Gender-based Violence (GBV) campaign. But even after three decades, much work remains to be done. Tragically, the World Health Organization estimates that one in three women will face physical, mental or sexual abuse in their lifetimes — and since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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