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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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Afghan Province Suffers After Flash Floods

The province of Nuristan, which is in eastern Afghanistan and is characterized by mountains and river gorges, makes travel challenging, especially during the winter. International Medical Corps developed mobile health teams to offer healthcare services, considering the topography and geographic challenges of the province. Some patients would otherwise trek more than five hours to reach …

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Providing Lifesaving Trauma Care After Afghanistan Earthquake

On June 22, 2022, at 1:30 am local time, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan’s Paktika and Khost provinces. The quake, recorded at a depth of 10 km, was also felt in neighboring areas, including Kabul and as far away as Pakistan and India. The earthquake coincided with heavy rain in the region, making traditional …

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Earthquake in Afghanistan

At 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Paktika and Khost provinces of Afghanistan, causing huge damage, killing at least 1,000 people, injuring more than 1,500 and causing widespread damage to infrastructure and homes. Gayan district in Paktika province—where International Medical Corps has been working for years—was the worst-affected. International Medical …

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A New Health Center in Afghanistan Provides Lifesaving Care

Zar Bibi watches over her son as he recovers in the new International Medical Corps health center in Dehsabz district in Afghanistan, just outside Kabul. Her son had diarrhea for several hours, and without this health center, treatment would have been prohibitively expensive. “We do not have enough money for three meals per day,” Zar …

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Snapshots April 2022

Providing Supplies Where They’re Needed Most Our teams worldwide embody commitment. No matter what obstacles confront them, our staff in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) always find a way to ensure that crucial medicines and supplies reach communities that need them. In Afghanistan, our teams provide healthcare services to the people of Nuristan …

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International Medical Corps Ensures Mental Health of People in Emergencies

In an emergency, mental health needs often increase: new issues arise, and pre-existing conditions are exacerbated by traumatic events like conflict. Though people with mental health conditions constitute a particularly vulnerable group, they are often neglected. After recently conducting a mental health needs assessment in Afghanistan, we found that COVID-19, poverty, unemployment, insecurity, conflict, economic …

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Mobile Health Teams Make Treacherous Trek to Provide Care in Afghanistan

International Medical Corps provides healthcare services to the people of Nuristan province, an area in eastern Afghanistan that is characterized by mountains and river gorges, making travel to the area extremely difficult, especially in winter. Due to poor socioeconomic conditions, lack of adequate healthcare and insufficient health awareness, people in Nuristan are often in poor …

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Snapshots January 2022

Fighting COVID-19 Around the World We continue to fight COVID-19 and support vaccination efforts in the US and around the world. Across our global programs, we continue to distribute gowns, masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep our first responders, like those pictured below in Venezuela, safe as they continue their …

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