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Nothing Can Stop Cameroon’s Intrepid Field Supervisory Team

In Cameroon, a supervisory group travels deep into the field to provide technical and logistical support to medical teams in hard-to-reach areas. Read more and see photos of their treacherous journey.

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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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Promoting Gender Equality in Refugee Villages in Pakistan

Abdullah, a 23-year-old Afghan refugee, is standing in front of a group of men and women, leading them through a presentation. The topic? The rights of men and women in his village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Abdullah is an advocate for women’s rights and for combatting gender-based violence (GBV). However, like many in his village, …

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Snapshots March 2021

Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Around the World Responding in the United States In the US, we are supporting 42 hospitals across the country — including in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Puerto Rico and Texas — with a range of services and equipment, including emergency medical field units, supplies and volunteer staff. We are …

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Maryan Weaves Her Way to Success

Maryan Abdi Mohamed is many things. She is a 31-year-old married woman who is the mother of six children, and she is a successful entrepreneur. Maryan lives in the Kaafi settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Until recently, she worked as a laundress in private homes. Then she joined …

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Finding Solace and New Skills in South Sudan

Violence against women and girls is endemic in South Sudan, exacerbated by ongoing conflict and chronic displacement. This is why GBV prevention and response remains at the core of International Medical Corps’ assistance in the country. Our programs are tailored to support and empower women and girls who are affected by and at risk of …

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From Vulnerable Child to Child Advocate

“My childhood wasn’t easy,” says Annick Carole Tchouli Tenkeu, International Medical Corps’ Child Protection Manager in Cameroon’s Far North region, of growing up in a polygamous family in Yaoundé. Her mother, one of three wives in the house and a mother to six, was 25 years younger than her father and the target of much …

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Snapshots December 2020

Responding to the Earthquake in Central Croatia At least seven people were killed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Croatia on December 29. In recent days, the area has suffered from strong aftershocks. Within hours of the quake, we deployed a team from our Split, Croatia, office to assess the most urgent needs. Touring …

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