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Lightning Strikes Twice as Doctors Tackle Malnutrition in South Sudan

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#Snapshots August

Providing Lifesaving Support to the Survivors of the Explosion in Lebanon On Tuesday, August 4, a massive explosion tore through the city of Beirut. Because we were already in the country providing a range of health services, we were able to respond immediately and provide help to survivors and support to hospitals and health facilities …

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#Snapshots July

Fighting COVID-19 Around the World COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally and our teams worldwide are still hard at work in the fight against the virus. Responding in the United States As case numbers continue to rise throughout the US, we’re coordinating with partners in a number of hotspots, including California, Florida and Texas. In …

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Midwives Matter. Here’s Why.

In higher-income countries, one doesn’t hear the term “midwife” very often. It can evoke images of a bygone era, before intricate health systems with complex technology became accessible for many. But in other parts of the world, midwives can still make the difference between mothers and newborn babies thriving—or dying. Every year, an estimated 300,000 …

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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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