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We Are Still Here: The Forgotten Children of Iraq’s Displacement Crisis

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A Calling to Serve—and a Search for Togetherness

Yvonne Groenhout, an intensive-care unit (ICU) nurse for 26 years who has served on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19, is familiar with death and human suffering. Though nothing could quite prepare her for the past year and half, the most surprising—and in many ways, saddening—part to her about the pandemic has been the …

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The Persistence of Ebola in the DRC—and Those Determined to Fight It

Already plagued with conflict, instability and numerous health disasters, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has suffered persistent outbreaks of Ebola since 2018. International Medical Corps, which has helped those in need in this war-torn country for more than two decades, has leveraged our significant experience fighting the world’s largest outbreak of Ebola (in …

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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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We Are Responding to the COVID-19 Surge in India

India is currently fighting a wave of COVID-19 that is sickening hundreds of thousands—and killing thousands—every day. What’s more, it’s likely that these numbers are vastly underreported. The current situation is extremely serious. At the current rate of infection, it is projected that 1 million people in India could die from COVID-19 by August. Additionally, …

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Key to Taming a Pandemic: Bolstering Community Health Infrastructure

As the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in the United States in early 2020, our Emergency Response Unit (ERU) at International Medical Corps knew exactly the approach we needed to take, based on our decades of responding to humanitarian disasters around the world: determine which entities are doing the most to deliver efficient care in underserved …

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Finding New Hope and Resolve in the Midst of War, COVID-19 and Donor Fatigue

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle what is widely acknowledged as the world’s worst and largest humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war now in its seventh year, with no …

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International Medical Corps Partners with the Western Union Foundation to Address Global Health Needs and Resiliency

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 8, 2021—International Medical Corps and the Western Union Foundation are partnering in 2021 to address some of the most pressing global health issues and humanitarian crises globally. Working together since 2006, International Medical Corps and the Western Union Foundation have responded to emergencies and natural disasters around the world, including the …

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International Medical Corps Announces New AGFUND Grant Supporting Primary Healthcare Services in Erbil, Iraq

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 7, 2021—The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) has expanded its support to Syrian refugees in Erbil, Iraq, by providing a $100,000 grant to International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian organization. The project, which started in March 2021, will last for nine months and deliver lifesaving health services and equipment, including …

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Amid War and Disease, My Childhood Dream Came True

I come from Mbutu, a small village in Maniema province, in the central-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). I was born into a polygamous family, with 16 children. Six of my siblings have since passed away, and my father—a local tribunal judge and teacher—died when I was four years old, but …

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Frontline Heroes: Two Somali Women Protecting Their Communities

When COVID-19 arrived in Somalia in 2020, it joined a multitude of challenges faced by the nation. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and desert locusts are devastating food supply in a country where 2.6 million people are internally displaced. On top of that, nearly a year into a deadly pandemic, violence has soared following an election …

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