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Amid War and Disease, My Childhood Dream Came True

I Survived Years of Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now I Serve My Community.

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International Medical Corps Announces New AGFUND Grant Supporting Primary Healthcare Services in Erbil, Iraq

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 7, 2021—The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) has expanded its support to Syrian refugees in Erbil, Iraq, by providing a $100,000 grant to International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian organization. The project, which started in March 2021, will last for nine months and deliver lifesaving health services and equipment, including …

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Snapshots January 2021

From Croatia to Ethiopia, see how you’ve helped people this month as a supporter of our work. Thank You! Throughout our 36-year history, we’ve faced some of the toughest challenges imaginable, but we never experienced a year quite like 2020. From fighting COVID-19 here at home to ending two Ebola outbreaks, your support made it …

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We Are Helping People Displaced by the Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

International Medical Corps is responding to a crisis in the Caucasus, where a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh has displaced about 100,000 ethnic Armenians who are fleeing the fighting. With the conflict continuing and the weather turning colder, local officials do not expect displaced families to be able to …

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Tending the Unseen Wounds of War-Affected Children

Salim Al-Saffer, an International Medical Corps Community Health Officer in Iraq, still remembers clearly the scene he witnessed last fall: a young girl, off on her own at the Jada Displacement Camp southeast of Mosul, sobbing her heart out. Salim and a couple of his colleagues had spotted the child as they made their daily …

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Yemen: A Six-Year Emergency

What started as mass-protests against high fuel prices in 2015 is today the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Six years of brutal conflict—made worse by pre-existing humanitarian needs caused by devastating flooding in 2010, as well as extreme poverty—has decimated Yemen and its people. More than 24 million men, women and children—80 percent of the population—relies …

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Immunizations: Building Blocks for a Better Tomorrow

32-year-old Fadumo Mohamed is from Lower Shabelle, a region in southern Somalia, not far from the capital Mogadishu. Named after the river that farming communities have relied on for centuries, the area is a microcosm for the multi-layered crisis that has been battering Somalia and its people since the 1990s. The situation in Lower Shabelle …

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Ines: A Legacy of Supporting Refugees

Irbid is a city in northern Jordan, located 43 miles north of the capital Amman and only a short drive from the Syrian border. I recently returned from Irbid, where—among other things—International Medical Corps runs a maternity ward, thanks to the support of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The facility supports …

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Health Is a Human Right, the Foundation of a Dignified Life

Note from the editor: In this article, published to observe Human Rights Day, International Medical Corps reflects on the importance of health as a human right. We also share some examples from the frontlines, where our committed healthcare workers put theory into practice, helping people who have had their lives ripped apart by conflict to …

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The Dream of Rosier Days

“I want to name her Joury [rose], after my favorite flower. Hopefully, her days will be rosier than mine.” This is what Rania* told the doctor when she delivered her third daughter and was asked to name her. Rania is a 33-year-old displaced Syrian residing in a small town in Southern Lebanon. She has three …

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