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A Decade of Service: International Medical Corps in Azraq Refugee Camp

When Jordan’s Azraq camp for Syrian refugees opened in 2014, International Medical Corps was there.

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April Snapshots 2024

Providing Health Services in Venezuela Venezuela’s severe economic crisis has weakened its healthcare system, with many health facilities lacking the basic supplies needed to provide primary healthcare and to prevent and treat illnesses. In addition to providing staff to conduct medical consultations, we’ve helped to strengthen the health system in Venezuela by providing training for …

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How We Fight Preventable Disease Through Vaccinations

Every year, approximately 4 million deaths are prevented by childhood vaccinations. In countries around the world, International Medical Corps delivers lifesaving immunizations—especially to children under 5—in underserved, hard-to-reach communities. In honor of World Immunization Week (April 24–30), we’re sharing the stories of our teams in a few of these countries across Africa and the Middle …

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December Snapshots 2023

Bringing Vital Mental Health Services to Ukraine The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had significant effects on the mental health of people throughout the country. International Medical Corps has a long history of working both directly and with local partner organizations in Ukraine to provide mental health services to people affected by the unseen wounds …

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November Snapshots 2023

Fighting Period Poverty, Climate Change and Water-borne Disease in Zimbabwe Amid a decade of economic decline in Zimbabwe due to ongoing drought and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, we have delivered quality health and nutrition services to vulnerable people in food-insecure rural areas, contributed to improved nutrition and helped reduce the spread of waterborne diseases …

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What’s Next in 2024

International Medical Corps experts review the challenges and achievements of our global humanitarian work in 2023 and discuss what’s on the horizon for 2024.
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Preparing for Winter in Afghanistan After Deadly Earthquakes

In Herat province, Afghanistan, communities were already preparing for a harsh winter when back-to-back earthquakes devastated the area. The quakes —each around 6.3 magnitude— hit on October 7, 10 and 15, and were each followed by several aftershocks. The series of quakes leveled villages, buried families and left entire communities homeless. According to OCHA, nearly …

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Devastating Earthquakes Hit Western Afghanistan

On October 7, two back-to-back 6.3-magnitude earthquakes hit western Afghanistan, affecting Herat province. Thousands of people have been reported killed, and many more injured and missing. The disaster has displaced families and left them living in congested shelters with limited access to water and other resources. As search and rescue operations continue, the situation is …

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July Snapshots 2023

Promoting Mental Health in Lebanon Lebanon continues to struggle with an unprecedented economic crisis. As part of our efforts to promote health and well-being among refugees and vulnerable Lebanese, International Medical Corps offers community-based activities for youth and caregivers. Our mental health team also hosts special activities for children, nurturing social connection and well-being. Through …

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Bringing Clean Water to Rural Communities in Afghanistan

Accessing clean water remains an everyday challenge in Afghanistan, especially in rural areas where most people depend on such distant water sources as springs and rivers for their daily needs. Despite the country’s abundant sources of fresh water, little attention has been paid to improving water quality and accessibility for the population—exposing them to health …

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