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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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Water Points Transform Cameroonian Villages, Prevent Spread of Cholera

Cameroon’s Far North Region experiences short rainy seasons and long dry seasons. The national water company only supplies the main town, leaving neighboring villages without potable water. Consequently, less than 19% of the population has access to drinking water. Local livelihoods in the region include agriculture, small scale animal husbandry and trade. Women also sell …

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In Cameroon – Working with Rural Communities to Fight Cholera

In September 2010 cases of cholera reached critical levels in Cameroon in one of the country’s worst reported outbreaks in 20 years.  Through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, International Medical Corps has been implementing a comprehensive program to contain the epidemic as well as develop long-term measures to limit the reappearance …

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International Medical Corps Receives $700,000 to Respond to Deadly Cholera Outbreak in Cameroon

International Medical Corps received a $700,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to respond to a deadly cholera outbreak in northern Cameroon. The response will target the districts of Koza, Mogode, and Mokolo, where half of the reported cases have occurred, and will provide comprehensive cholera services, including treatment, surveillance, water and sanitation, …

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Holistically Addressing Gender Based Violence in Refugee Populations of Cameroon

International Medical Corps’ Gender Based Violence Program is providing services to approximately half of the 80,000 refugees that have fled from their homes to Cameroonian villages due to violence in the Central African Republic.  Among the refugees, an estimated 41% have been affected by sexual violence, according to the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI).  The Gender …

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