The Golden Hour

Training First Responders in Mosul

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Protecting the futures of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

“I considered myself different from many other Afghan refugees here. I thought I was more broad-minded.” A member of International Medical Corps’ gender support group in Afghan refugee village Koga in Pakistan, Mr. Mir Afzal says he has learned a lot from awareness sessions on gender-based violence provided by the organization in the village. “We …

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First Responders Save Lives After Earthquake

When the ground violently shook during the 7.5-magnitude earthquake in the remote Charmango Qala village in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Mr. Fazal–Ur-Rehman knew immediately what to do. During the shaking, he ran out from his home to avoid being hit by falling debris. He watched as many of the houses around him crumbled, trapping his neighbors …

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Afghanistan and Pakistan Earthquake

A powerful earthquake struck Badakshan Province in Afghanistan today and also affected a large area of Pakistan. According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude 7.5 quake struck at 1:39 pm local time and was 121 miles (196 km) deep. Initial media reports indicate at least 177 people have been killed in Pakistan, with the …

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Fatima’s Story

Fatima, a young woman from rural Afghanistan, was passionate about training as a midwife. In a country which suffers from one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world – 1,600 of every 100,000 Afghan mothers die during birth or because of related complications – having a skilled birth attendant or midwife in your …

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Afghanistan: Preparing Communities for Natural Disasters

Through an Emergency Preparedness Program run by International Medical Corps in Afghanistan, communities vulnerable to natural disasters like floods and earthquakes are getting lifesaving training and resources.