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A Look Back: Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, International Medical Corps has expanded our work throughout the country. Here’s a look at how we’ve helped.

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A Look Back: Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

International Medical Corps’ history in Ukraine dates back to 1999, but we’ve working consistently in the country since 2014, when conflict broke out in the southeast. Based in Mariupol, our team provided outpatient primary healthcare, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and treatment services, and immunization support. When Russia invaded Ukraine …

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Tailoring Brings Financial Freedom to Women in Pakistan

Due to entrenched income inequality, many women around the world struggle to earn enough money to support their families. For Afghan refugee women in Pakistan, this challenge can be even more overwhelming. Due to cultural constraints, they often don’t have access to the training courses necessary to learn income-generating skills. Through our women’s economic empowerment …

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November Snapshots 2023

Fighting Period Poverty, Climate Change and Water-borne Disease in Zimbabwe Amid a decade of economic decline in Zimbabwe due to ongoing drought and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, we have delivered quality health and nutrition services to vulnerable people in food-insecure rural areas, contributed to improved nutrition and helped reduce the spread of waterborne diseases …

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Empowering Women and Girls Around the World

In times of crisis, violence against women and girls can escalate. International Medical Corps is at the forefront of preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) in countries around the world. Our teams offer community-based services not only to prevent violence but also to reduce stigma for survivors and promote women’s empowerment and economic independence. …

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September Snapshots 2023

Responding in Libya and Morocco Our teams are on the ground providing medical relief to survivors of the Libya floods and Morocco earthquake, as well as to communities around the world affected by extreme weather and other disasters. In Libya, where more than 40,000 flood survivors have been displaced from their homes, we have three …

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Relieving the Effects of Conflict With Women’s and Girls’ Safe Spaces

Though the November 2022 cessation of hostilities agreement was signed between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the effects and trauma of the war in Tigray still linger among community members in the northern regions of Ethiopia. In the Afar region, displaced people, host communities and returnees are experiencing these compounding …

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Emergency Response to the Conflict in Sudan

On April 15, clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces erupted in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Due to the conflict, large segments of the population have been completely cut off from essential services, hundreds have been killed nationwide and thousands have been injured. Sudan has long been plagued by tribal …

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Travel Opens Doors and Insight Into South Sudan’s Lifesaving Programs

Hailu Bekele looked out of the helicopter window, taking in vast fields dry from drought, pale-green treetops and cattle scattered across the landscape in Kurwai, South Sudan, and thinking about his new assignment, more than a thousand miles from home. Though Bekele usually works as a Health Program Coordinator with International Medical Corps in Ethiopia, …

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March Snapshots 2023

Prioritizing Staff Well-Being Providing humanitarian assistance in disaster and crisis situations can take a toll on the physical and mental health of frontline first responders. Because many of our staff are local to the communities they serve, they often can be directly affected by a crisis at the same time they’re working to provide lifesaving …

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Braving Challenging Conditions to Provide Hope and Health

International Medical Corps staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) face great challenges in carrying out their humanitarian missions. The magnitude of the situation there is causing some of these staff members to rethink how they can best help people in the communities we serve. Djaile Malulu Kabwe works on our Protection team in …

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