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Boosting the economy

As part of International Medical Corps’ commitment to combatting gender based-violence (GBV) in South Sudan, we are working on a number of different programs that empower women within the community. Among other things, we offer training in business management and leadership skills that aim to prevent GBV risks while empowering them within their households and their …

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‘This is my calling’

July 2018 marks one year since Iraqi forces and their allies retook the city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), after three years of occupation. As many as 1 million people fled the city due to the conflict, but today 870,000 have already returned to their hometown. Hiba, Mental …

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Finding Independence through Livelihood

At only 25 years old, Hana’a* has already had to demonstrate immense strength and resilience to overcome hardship and insecurity amidst ongoing conflict and acute gender inequality in Iraq. She lives in Fallujah, located in western Iraq’s Anbar governorate. The city’s population suffered considerably under the Islamic State, which took control by force in 2014. …

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Building Leadership, One Stitch at a Time

As a self-taught seamstress and the loving caretaker of her deceased brothers’ children, 41-year-old Sawsan serves as a constant inspiration to those around her. Sawsan* grew up within a large family in Iraq, the daughter of an ambulance driver and a stay-at-home mother. She dropped out of school at the primary level and, at 20 …

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An Ethiopian Widow Pulls Herself Out Of Poverty

If one particular quality explains Bekelech’s success, it’s her determination to get the most out of what she undertakes. Her husband died nine years ago, leaving her with five children and two cows but Bekelech, 55, was forced to sell the cows so that her children could eat. “We were all hungry and the children …

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International Medical Corps Partners with HP to Help Expand Employment Opportunities for Syrian Refugees in Turkey

International Medical Corps announced today a new partnership with HP to provide training and expand employment opportunities for Syrian refugees in Turkey. This new collaboration will build on the success of International Medical Corps’ Multi-Service Centers that have provided a wide variety of support for refugees in Turkey over the past five years and leverage …

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Destiny Can Be Delayed, But Not Denied

Akinyi finished her college education and thought that with her qualifications, she would easily find a job. But after months of job-hunting, she was no longer as optimistic. Living in Sindo, a remote area in Homabay County in southwestern Kenya, she could not find any opportunities. She struggled day in day out to make ends …

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Ebola Fighters Mali

Dr. Boubacar Niaré, Rapid Response Team Coordinator Rapid Response Team One of the biggest signals of success for Dr. Boubacar Niaré is when health centers report a suspected case. “People know the symptoms and are on alert,” he says. “Now people know what Ebola is and that is a good result.” That was not the …

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Ebola Fighters

Aisha Daramy Kabia, Consultant Midwife and Founder of Friends of PCMH St. John of God Catholic Hospital A trained midwife, Daramy Kabia returned to her native country of Sierra Leone after decades living in England to help improve the dismal maternal and child mortality rates in the country. She set up a maternity clinic and …

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Israa’s Story

Inside a youth friendly space, stands 29-year-old Israa Salman El Fadel, an art teacher, in front of a dozen children, all Syrian refugees living in Zaatari camp in Jordan. Children sit around large wooden tables covered with boxes of watercolor paints and long brushes. “Today’s class is more theoretical. I am talking about color interaction …

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