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For Hurricane Dorian Survivors, Emotional Distress Lingers

“I’m okay…” says Joe Tate, his statement trailing off like a question. “Well, my body’s strong,” he clarifies. “But my head and my heart…” Those two things are more complicated. But they’re the things that hurt the most. We encounter Joe in McLeans Town, a small and tightly knit community that our International Medical Corps …

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Treating Wounds and Lifting Spirits in the Bahamas

It’s not often that a physician in the midst of a seven-year neurosurgery residency deploys on a humanitarian response mission. But Myron Rolle says he put his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on a brief hold to join an emergency response by International Medical Corps in the Bahamas to care for survivors of …

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Paradise Lost

“It was so beautiful here you couldn’t believe it,” says William. “We lived here and we couldn’t believe how beautiful it was.” He says this while standing in front of a boat submerged in what used to be his front yard. Over his head, the remains of his ravaged beachfront house droop against a stunning …

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Hurricane Dorian: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera travels to High Rock, Grand Bahama, to describe the situation there after Hurricane Dorian destroyed most of the town’s infrastructure, including its health clinic, and talks to volunteers and staff at the International Medical Corps mobile clinic.
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First-Time First Responder and Veteran Share a Desire to Help

In a fast-break humanitarian emergency, medical and healthcare volunteers form the lifeblood of an International Medical Corps response. They are selected from a roster of vetted professionals who have expressed interest in disaster response work, or from a partner professional group, such as the Registered Nurse Response Network. Though they come with different skills and …

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Hurricane Dorian: Democracy Now!

The damage and loss of life caused in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian is becoming more obvious by the day, now that the storm has moved on—and first responders like International Medical Corps have been able to move in. Here, team lead Susan Mangicaro talks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about how International Medical Corps’ emergency response team is working with government and local agencies to assess conditions and help those affected by this devastating storm.
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Hurricane Dorian: PBS Newshour

Hurricane Dorian slammed into the northwest Bahamas in early September as a Category 5 storm, causing significant damage. Now that the storm has passed, International Medical Corps' emergency response team is working with government and local agencies to assess how best to help people affected. Here, team lead Susan Mangicaro talks to Judy Woodruff about International Medical Corps' plans and capabilities.
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From Relief to Recovery and Resilience

“In 100 years here in Puerto Rico, we have never seen a hurricane like Maria.” – Cesar, Puerto Rico On September 5, 2017, the first of two fierce storms blasted across the Atlantic basin. Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm on record in the Atlantic, maintained maximum intensity as a Category 5 hurricane for 37 hours—knocking …

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Working with Local Partners, International Medical Corps Helps Indonesians Recover from Sulawesi Earthquake

International Medical Corps and two local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have handed over 137 new housing units to villagers in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi Province who were displaced by powerful earthquakes and a tsunami that struck the region in September 2018. More than 2,000 people died in the disaster, another 1,000 remain officially listed as missing and …

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Responding to Cyclone Idai in Southeastern Africa

International Medical Corps has deployed a team of response experts to help those affected by the devastating cyclone that battered southeastern Africa on March 14 and 15. The United National Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that nearly 3 million people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been affected by Cyclone Idai’s torrential …

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