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Nothing Can Stop Cameroon’s Intrepid Field Supervisory Team

In Cameroon, a supervisory group travels deep into the field to provide technical and logistical support to medical teams in hard-to-reach areas. Read more and see photos of their treacherous journey.

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Nothing Can Stop Cameroon’s Intrepid Field Supervisory Team

Last year, International Medical Corps began operating in northwestern Cameroon, a region that has suffered from internal armed conflict since 2016. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced and have fled into the bush, where they live in crowded, unhygienic, unhealthy conditions. Elderly people, pregnant and lactating women, young girls and children under the …

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Filling in Gaps with Online Mental Health Care Training

Trained mental health professionals can be scarce in many low-resource areas—the very settings that experience some of the greatest need. Just as the demand for mental health services was increasing even more as a result of the pandemic, the US Agency for International Development’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance gave International Medical Corps funds to carry …

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Snapshots March 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine Our team is expanding its relief efforts inside Ukraine in response to the war there, as well as in neighboring countries, to provide medical, mental health and protection services to the millions of people affected by the conflict. In Poland, our team conducted a series …

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Addressing the Root Causes of Migration Through Vocational Training

Nasteeh Mohamed Omer, a 22-year-old who lives in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, left school after the 10th grade because of economic problems. When his father died three years ago, he became primarily responsible for the remaining six members of his family. Poor communities in Dollo Ado—a woreda, or district, of eastern Ethiopia—don’t offer reliable employment or …

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Learning to Stay Healthy During the Pandemic

Six-year-old Jacqueline is experiencing lockdown at home in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I wish our school could be opened, but the government closed it, and I feel sad that I cannot go to school,” she says. “I miss my teacher and friends. When we were in school, …

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Yemen: A Seven-Year Emergency

March 22 marks the seventh year of civil war that the people of Yemen have had to endure. With 80% of the population in need of humanitarian aid and protection, it is now the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Our first responders have been reporting about the situation on the ground through our Yemen …

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Through War and Violence, This Doctor Stays and Works

Though much of Dr. Mohammed Furat’s life has been defined by war, he has not let war define him. He was 15 years old when, in 2003, US forces invaded Iraq. “I remember the bombs. I remember the air strikes. I remember everything,” says Dr. Furat. “It was all very, very sad.” Yet despite coming …

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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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Promoting Gender Equality in Refugee Villages in Pakistan

Abdullah, a 23-year-old Afghan refugee, is standing in front of a group of men and women, leading them through a presentation. The topic? The rights of men and women in his village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Abdullah is an advocate for women’s rights and for combatting gender-based violence (GBV). However, like many in his village, …

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