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The matrons by the lake

Today, over 800 women will die in childbirth. Most of them live in rural parts of aid-dependent countries with limited access to healthcare. Hundreds of thousands of women lose their lives during childbirth each year in what can only be described as a reproductive health emergency. The situation is alarming, especially considering that the vast …

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Providing care on the shores of Lake Chad

Having crossed borders and entered neighboring countries, the ongoing conflict has forced millions from their homes and caused a severe food crisis. Apart from the conflict, extreme poverty and drought have exacerbated the situation. In the heart of the emergency lies the Lake Chad Basin region, which includes Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. For several …

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International Medical Corps Calls for Increased Humanitarian Support in Chad

Already host to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region, Chad is moving center stage as armed militants drive large scale population displacements and instability throughout the region.  Having operated for a decade in Chad, International Medical Corps is calling on the international community to expand its support to this oft forgotten humanitarian …

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Chad Faces Severe Hunger Crisis with Girls under Age Five Particularly at Risk; International Medical Corps Calls for Increased International Support

Malnutrition rates in southern Chad are reaching critical levels, according to International Medical Corps’ assessments in the region. In Aboudeia health district nearly ten percent of girls under age five may be suffering from severe acute malnutrition. As the assessment was conducted at the beginning of Chad’s lean season and malnutrition rates are expected to …

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In Chad, Good Harvest Not Enough to Protect Against Malnutrition

Experts in the landlocked central African country of Chad expect a better harvest in 2013, following the devastating droughts that affected the Sahel region in 2012. But malnutrition is not a problem that can be resolved in a single year. Hunger is an entrenched public health problem which is why International Medical Corps’ support is …

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Vaccination Campaign Combats World’s Highest Number of Polio Cases in Eastern Chad

With 130 reported polio cases—the highest number in the world—and the second highest rate of unvaccinated children in the world, Chad faces a critical public emergency. International Medical Corps has been working in eastern Chad since 2004, providing emergency medical relief, including primary and secondary health care, nutritional support and capacity building to help build …

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Kitchen Gardens Help Address Malnutrition in Eastern Chad

As summer comes around, it’s time to dust off our gardening gloves and think about what we can grow. For Darfuri refugees living in Chad, kitchen gardens are providing a lifeline for malnourished children. Since 2003, eastern Chad has seen more than 200,000 refugees flee across the border from Darfur, filling overcrowded refugee camps, placing …

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Kitchen Gardens Help Address Malnutrition in Eastern Chad

As summer comes around, it’s time to dust off our gardening gloves and think about what we can grow. For Darfuri refugees living in Chad, kitchen gardens are providing a lifeline for malnourished children. Since 2003, eastern Chad has seen more than 200,000 refugees flee across the border from Darfur, filling overcrowded refugee camps, placing …

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