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PFA Training Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves as Well as Others

Learning about psychological first aid (PFA) and self-care helps caregivers in Ukraine better help others.

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PFA Training Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves as Well as Others

The Russian invasion has changed the daily life of every Ukrainian. Though the Ukraine army has been defending the country on the frontlines, medical workers have played a pivotal role, treating wounds and injuries caused by war, as well as “internal wounds” caused by acute stress. Dr. Taras Kushnir is living with the consequences of …

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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Wau and Kajo Keji Health Sciences Institute in South Sudan held a ceremony last month for students who completed a midwife training program run by International Medical Corps. Despite complications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 midwives who started their program in 2019 graduated during the …

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From Farm to Table: Backyard Gardening Brings Healthy Meals to Ethiopian Families

As countries in the Horn of Africa experience worsening food security issues, our team in Ethiopia has been sharing home gardening programs that give community members the tools they need to grow their own vegetables and provide nutrient-rich meals to their families. With generous support from Earth Council Geneva, International Medical Corps has implemented sustainable …

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Remote MHPSS Programming in Humanitarian Settings

Guidelines and Practical Examples from the Field: A Webinar

On June 15, International Medical Corps hosted a webinar to launch the new and expanded Guidelines for Remote MHPSS Programming in Humanitarian Settings. During the webinar, we provided an overview of the guidelines and explained how humanitarian actors can use the guidelines to support remote mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming in their settings. International Medical Corps teams from Jordan and Venezuela shared experiences implementing remote MHPSS services, providing best practices, challenges and recommendations from the field perspective.
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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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