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Healthcare for Mothers—and a Pathway to Peace?

The Central African Republic (CAR) often tops lists of the world’s most neglected or forgotten humanitarian crises. One-quarter of its population has been displaced by conflict and more than half desperately need humanitarian support—yet the tragedy remains underreported and aid efforts underfunded. Armed groups control much of the country, outbreaks of violence continue unabated and …

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Serving Conflict-Affected Communities in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR)—a landlocked country at the heart of the African continent—remains one of the poorest nations in the world, with only Niger rating lower on the 2018 Human Development Index. Struggling with instability dating back to the 1960s, the current conflict broke out in 2013, leaving an already struggling population in an …

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For Women in CAR, Access to Light through Knowledge

Sometimes, what you don’t know can kill you—like not knowing about proper nutrition and handwashing, safe sex practices and maternal health support. Other times, what you don’t know can severely disempower you—like not knowing where to turn for help after you have been raped. When it comes to gender-based violence (GBV), women and girls are …

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Every little bit helps

International Medical Corps has been providing medical relief in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country haunted by instability and grappling with a weakened health system, since 2007. We are currently providing healthcare and other assistance in three regions: Vakaga, Haute Kotto and Ouaka. In Ndiffa, a village more than 200 kilometres from Birao, the …

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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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Treating invisible wounds

The military-political crisis that broke out in 2012 has severely crippled the healthcare system in the Central African Republic (CAR). This is especially true when it comes to mental health services. Stigmatization and misunderstandings about the causes of mental health issues and the effectiveness of treatment at the community level also impede necessary care. According …

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The triplets from Takamala

In the Central African Republic (CAR), this is not a theoretical question but a stark reality. Plagued by unrest and turmoil, the country is now in urgent need of humanitarian aid and time after time referred to as ‘a forgotten crisis’. Most people in CAR live in rural areas with functioning medical facilities rarely within …

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Supporting Refugee Communities in Africa

Today the Pfizer Foundation* is pleased to announce new funding for three important humanitarian organizations to specifically support their work with refugees and internally displaced people. The grants will support activities in acute refugee settings in areas that have some of the greatest need.

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Qatar Charity Awards International Medical Corps $2.3 Million to Deliver Humanitarian Relief in Syria, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic

International Medical Corps will immediately scale up health care and training programs to help those affected by the conflicts in Syria and Central African Republic and to help contain the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone with $2.3 million in collaborative funding from Qatar Charity. With the common mission to assist and strengthen the capacity …

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