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Battling Vaccine Myths and Misinformation in Somalia

Community health workers dispel dangerous rumors and address vaccine hesitancy in local communities

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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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Snapshots May 2021

Responding to the COVID-19 Surge in India India is currently fighting a wave of COVID-19 that is sickening hundreds of thousands — and killing thousands — every day. We’re continuing to work with local partners to provide critical care at overwhelmed healthcare facilities and COVID-19 treatment centers throughout the country. We are working with our …

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International Medical Corps Approved as an Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 Provider; First NGO Worldwide to Receive Classification in both Fixed and Mobile EMT Type 1

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified humanitarian organization and premier first responder International Medical Corps as an Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 provider, capable of deploying quickly and providing medical services in response to a disaster anywhere in the world. The WHO created the EMT concept to standardize medical deployments in the event …

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Frontline Heroes: Two Somali Women Protecting Their Communities

When COVID-19 arrived in Somalia in 2020, it joined a multitude of challenges faced by the nation. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and desert locusts are devastating food supply in a country where 2.6 million people are internally displaced. On top of that, nearly a year into a deadly pandemic, violence has soared following an election …

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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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Snapshots December 2020

Responding to the Earthquake in Central Croatia At least seven people were killed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Croatia on December 29. In recent days, the area has suffered from strong aftershocks. Within hours of the quake, we deployed a team from our Split, Croatia, office to assess the most urgent needs. Touring …

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2020: A Year in Review

Throughout our 36-year history, International Medical Corps has faced some of the toughest challenges imaginable. We’ve worked in conflict zones, helped people who’ve lost everything in terrifying and deadly disasters, and helped to end deadly epidemics — including two Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year alone. Take a look back at the …

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Your support of our work in 2020 has made it possible for us to respond to COVID-19 across the United States and around the world, to support people and health facilities following the explosion in Lebanon and to continue providing lifesaving health services and training worldwide to communities experiencing conflict, disaster and crisis.
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Health Students Trained by International Medical Corps Ready to Offer Services to Their Communities

Students trained by International Medical Corps in three health science schools in South Sudan are eager to offer healthcare services to their respective communities when they graduate. The students are also ready to mentor aspiring health practitioners in their communities. By sharing their knowledge and experience, they can help build capacity and increase healthcare access …

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