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A Decades-Long Partnership to Serve Humanity

From US government ally to International Medical Corps’ senior advisor, William Garvelink reflects on his legacy.

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Snapshots November 2021

Standing United Against Gender-Based Violence On November 25, we marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, kicking off 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. From South Sudan to Pakistan to Iraq, many of our teams around the world began their 16 Days campaign with a series of community activities and …

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Dr. Dorothy Ekosso Dissake: Called to Serve and Giving Her Best

Not everyone is lucky enough to find their life’s calling early and steadily fulfill their purpose over decades, but Dr. Dorothy Ekosso Dissake, International Medical Corps’ Medical Director in Cameroon, has done just that: serving those most in need, with the conviction and commitment she discovered as a child. She grew up in the southwestern, …

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From Vulnerable Child to Child Advocate

“My childhood wasn’t easy,” says Annick Carole Tchouli Tenkeu, International Medical Corps’ Child Protection Manager in Cameroon’s Far North region, of growing up in a polygamous family in Yaoundé. Her mother, one of three wives in the house and a mother to six, was 25 years younger than her father and the target of much …

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2020: A Year in Review

Throughout our 36-year history, International Medical Corps has faced some of the toughest challenges imaginable. We’ve worked in conflict zones, helped people who’ve lost everything in terrifying and deadly disasters, and helped to end deadly epidemics — including two Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year alone. Take a look back at the …

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Thank You

Your support of our work in 2020 has made it possible for us to respond to COVID-19 across the United States and around the world, to support people and health facilities following the explosion in Lebanon and to continue providing lifesaving health services and training worldwide to communities experiencing conflict, disaster and crisis.
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Snapshots October

We Are Responding to Emergencies in Turkey and the Philippines On October 30, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 8 miles northeast of the Greek island of Samos, mainly affecting the western province and city of İzmir, Turkey. The earthquake has caused severe damage to homes and health facilities. As survivors have gathered in emergency shelters, …

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Community Health Workers Help Protect Cameroonians from COVID-19

My name is Misra Hariratou. I am a 24-year-old Cameroonian. In April 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding, I was recruited by International Medical Corps to serve as a community health worker in Timangolo, Cameroon. Since then, I have been working to raise awareness of the virus and change community behavior to help prevent spread …

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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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