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From Computer Scientist to Women’s Advocate

Marie Chantal Gboze is shifting the culture away from gender-based violence despite challenging conditions.

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Women Making a Difference in the DRC

The women of International Medical Corps’ mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working on all fronts to make sure that our activities there run as smoothly as possible. They don’t spare any effort and are as active as they can be. They’ll even go as far as carrying boxes of medicines …

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Helping Women and Children, the Victims of War in the DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been experiencing violence and conflict since 1996, with some periods of calm that are more precarious than others. After the first wars in 1996, which were aimed at changing the political regime, foreign armies waged wars on Congolese soil. Later, there were wars of rebellion against the …

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Snapshots April 2022

Providing Supplies Where They’re Needed Most Our teams worldwide embody commitment. No matter what obstacles confront them, our staff in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) always find a way to ensure that crucial medicines and supplies reach communities that need them. In Afghanistan, our teams provide healthcare services to the people of Nuristan …

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Snapshots March 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine Our team is expanding its relief efforts inside Ukraine in response to the war there, as well as in neighboring countries, to provide medical, mental health and protection services to the millions of people affected by the conflict. In Poland, our team conducted a series …

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Encouraging Breastfeeding in the DRC

Women from the surrounding villages gather in Bingo Health Center in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), having walked as far as 10 kilometers to deliver their babies at the facility or to receive pre- or post-natal care. There, they also learn about breastfeeding. “A lack of knowledge of …

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Learning to Stay Healthy During the Pandemic

Six-year-old Jacqueline is experiencing lockdown at home in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I wish our school could be opened, but the government closed it, and I feel sad that I cannot go to school,” she says. “I miss my teacher and friends. When we were in school, …

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Snapshots February 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine The war in Ukraine is evolving rapidly, affecting millions inside the country, while more than 2.3 million have fled to take refuge in neighboring countries. With decades of experience in Ukraine, we are expanding our services inside the country, as well as working to provide …

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DRC Team Provides Key Support to Survivors of Volcano Eruption

When Mount Nyiragongo erupted last May in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), destroying more than 1,000 homes and forcing tens of thousands of nearby residents to flee their homes for safety, International Medical Corps launched a diverse and impressive response that potentially saved many lives and eased the plight of thousands of survivors …

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How Water Helps Fight Ebola in the DRC

Between 2018 and 2021, a series of Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) claimed more than 2,300 lives. At the same time, a protracted war, mass displacement and a lack of water services have contributed to a slow deterioration of the country’s health system and working conditions for health staff, while diminishing …

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The Environment is Difficult, but the People are Strong

Years after the official end of a decades-long civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), violence remains pervasive, especially throughout the eastern part of the country. Sexual abuse of women and children continues to escalate, and more than one-third of the population lacks access to basic healthcare services. Since the height of the …

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