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The Unstoppable Farmers in Cameroon

When money and resources are withheld from women, they lose so much more than vital means of survival—they lose their sense of adequacy and autonomy. But in Blangoua, a town in Cameroon’s Far North Region, a program funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is helping a community of women regain …

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A Gateway to Identity and Rights

The United Nations calls it a ‘passport to protection’: the issuing of a birth certificate, a seemingly trivial process whereby a child is legally registered, usually at or shortly after birth. Birth certificates don’t just exist so that states can record basic information such as name, parents and date of birth, or keep track of …

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Vulnerable Women Gain Power Through Community Support

It had been more than four years since the small village of Timangolo, in Cameroon, became the reluctant host to as many as 7,000 refugees fleeing an armed conflict in the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR), yet despite a sharp jump in population, no one had the money to invest in a place where people …

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Ending Violence Against Women: It Takes a Village

Ours is a world that far too often tolerates violence against women and girls, making egregious transgressions disturbingly commonplace and pervasive. When a woman or girl experiences violence, sexual or otherwise, she needs comprehensive care to help heal the detrimental—and at times irreparable—physical and psychological consequences. International Medical Corps provides critical gender-based violence (GBV) treatment …

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‘I now advise my sisters’

Even as many parts of the world witness overproduction of food and deal with the side effects of obesity, about 3 million children every year die due to an acute lack of food. Many millions more face stunting—a permanent condition that inhibits the physical and cognitive growth of a child. One of the places where …

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Beatrice Essebe: An optimist building change

In the face of seemingly intractable social challenges, it can be hard to believe in change. But to a frontline health worker like Beatrice Essebe, International Medical Corps’ Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Supervisor in Cameroon, change is not only possible, it is an inevitability and provides a purpose. Says Beatrice: “There is nothing greater than when …

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CAR Refugees Caught in Limbo in Cameroon

As an international humanitarian relief organization that also focuses on rebuilding lives, International Medical Corps embodies two somewhat contradictory notions at once: efficient mobilization to rapid onset emergencies and a long-term commitment to seeing people in desperate need through the nuances of recovery and well beyond. We run around the world trying to stop hemorrhaging …

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The Boy Who Was Buried Alive and Survived

When his village in Nigeria was attacked, 10-year-old Ibrahim witnessed his father’s brutal murder. Then the insurgents came after him.

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In the Fight Against HIV/ AIDS in Cameroon: An Update from the Field

International Medical Corps started an HIV program in Cameroon’s Djohong health district in April 2011, and later expanded it to Meiganga health district. The program aims to prevent HIV infection by educating local communities through our mobile medical units and gender-based violence sensitization activities. To date, 24,694 people have participated in our HIV-related health education …

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