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Hurricane Florence

International Medical Corps is mobilizing resources and deploying an assessment team to the Carolinas, as Hurricane Florence has grown into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm. The hurricane is barreling toward the Carolina coast, where it threatens to be the most intense storm to strike the region in at least 25 years. Life-threatening inland flooding …

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Vanessa’s Story

The Commonwealth of Dominica is a small Caribbean island nation roughly one quarter the size of Rhode Island with a population half that of Dayton, OH. On Sept. 18, 2017, Dominica was hit by Hurricane Maria, with 160 mph-plus winds and severe rainfall. Thirty-one people were reported dead and another 37 were reported missing. Maria’s …

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Seeing the light

“That was the darkest day ever in my life,” says Cesar Montijo, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Corporación SANOS in Puerto Rico. He is referring to what he calls “Day 12”: the twelfth day after category 5 storm Hurricane Maria slammed into the tiny island last fall and took away life as he knew it. …

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Nurse Nancy Rudner’s Reflections on Volunteering in Puerto Rico

This International Nurses Day, we are sharing the story of Nancy Rudner, an Orlando-based American nurse with over 20 years nursing experience, who deployed to Puerto Rico after two powerful hurricanes devastated the tiny island nation last fall. Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico within a two-week span in September 2017. Both storms …

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Bill Clinton Announces Eight Commitments to Address Ongoing Regional Hurricane Recovery Needs

Former President Clinton formally launched the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at the University of Miami on Tuesday, bringing together more than 350 leaders from government, business, and civil society to discuss and develop solutions that address immediate and long-term hurricane recovery needs facing the region.

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RN Response Network Deploys Second Team of Volunteer Nurses to Puerto Rico

Nurse volunteers from the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN)—a disaster relief project of National Nurses United (NNU)—are back on the ground this week in Puerto Rico, working in partnership with International Medical Corps volunteers.

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