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Battling Vaccine Myths and Misinformation in Somalia

Community health workers dispel dangerous rumors and address vaccine hesitancy in local communities

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Battling Vaccine Myths and Misinformation in Somalia

Rumors can be like viruses, spreading a disease of half-truths and lies, and damaging the health of communities. And during a pandemic, the power of rumors is magnified by the very real threat of disease and death. “At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that misinformation was going to affect our COVID …

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Facing Overwhelming Needs, One Life and One Family at a Time

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 one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war, now in its seventh year. The entry …

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Snapshots June 2021

Providing Clean Water and Lifesaving Support in Yemen Tragically, 80% of people in Yemen rely on aid to survive. Our teams in Yemen are providing lifesaving medical assistance, equipment and access to clean water. At the Heratha camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), we’re working tirelessly to ensure that the community has access to clean …

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Drawing New Strength from Those Who Have Lost Everything—Except Hope

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 one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war, now in its seventh year. The entry …

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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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Rebuilding Healthcare at Ground Zero of a Humanitarian Disaster

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 one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war now in its seventh year, with no end in sight. The entry below …

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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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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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