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PFA Training Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves as Well as Others

Learning about psychological first aid (PFA) and self-care helps caregivers in Ukraine better help others.

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Women Find Liberation Through Entrepreneurship in South Sudan

It’s morning and the dry season’s chilly winds blow through the branches of the gigantic trees surrounding the open market in Panyagor county, South Sudan. Traders are setting up their stalls, and customers are navigating through the market, many looking for something to cook for their families. Across the road, elderly men are knotting ropes …

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Responding to Flooding in Central Darfur

Approximately 28,000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods in the Central Darfur state of Sudan over the past few weeks, while about 4,000 houses and 650 latrines have been destroyed, 107 water sources have been damaged and thousands of acres of crops have been destroyed. At least six people have died, …

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Afghan Province Suffers After Flash Floods

The province of Nuristan, which is in eastern Afghanistan and is characterized by mountains and river gorges, makes travel challenging, especially during the winter. International Medical Corps developed mobile health teams to offer healthcare services, considering the topography and geographic challenges of the province. Some patients would otherwise trek more than five hours to reach …

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Kubra Receives Lifesaving Nutrition Treatment in Ethiopia

18-month-old Kubra Jawar lives with her family in Anani, a kebele (ward or neighborhood) in Fedis woreda (district) in rural Ethiopia. Kubra’s parents, Fatuma and Jawar, are subsistence farmers supporting their four children by farming and raising livestock. Persistent drought and supply-chain disruptions have limited their production, and their family is one of the poorest …

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Women Making a Difference in the DRC

The women of International Medical Corps’ mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working on all fronts to make sure that our activities there run as smoothly as possible. They don’t spare any effort and are as active as they can be. They’ll even go as far as carrying boxes of medicines …

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Addressing Drought and Hunger in Somalia and Ethiopia

The Horn of Africa—which includes Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya—is facing a severe drought, the worst in four decades. Seasonal rains that farmers depend upon to water their livestock and nourish their crops failed for the fourth consecutive season when the April–May rains, called gu, fell far short of normal. The US government’s Famine Early Warning …

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, from Ukraine to Jordan

This week, International Medical Corps is proud to be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. This year focuses on “strengthening the capacity of actors that have to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of society.” According to the United Nations, progress is being made on exclusive breastfeeding, with nearly 44% of infants under six months …

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Providing Support to Lebanon’s Healthcare System, Two Years After the Blast

It’s been two years since the devastating port explosion ripped through Beirut city on August 4, 2020—damaging infrastructure, injuring more than 7,000, displacing around 300,000 and shattering many more dreams and hopes. Members of the community have since worked to pick up pieces of their lives and tried to rebuild and restore their homes and …

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Helping Women and Children, the Victims of War in the DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been experiencing violence and conflict since 1996, with some periods of calm that are more precarious than others. After the first wars in 1996, which were aimed at changing the political regime, foreign armies waged wars on Congolese soil. Later, there were wars of rebellion against the …

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