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Celebrating World Mental Health Day Worldwide

It is estimated that one in five people are affected by depression and anxiety in humanitarian emergencies and ongoing conflict. Yet, mental health services are often non-existent or not accessible. In fact, four out of five people with mental disorders do not receive care in low and middle income countries. As one of the few …

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Coming Together to Build a Well: Clean Water for an Entire Community

Economic growth and development have lately blessed Ethiopia; a landlocked country with proud, independent history and epic landscapes. However, the country still faces humanitarian challenges and at International Medical Corps, we are doing what we can to help.

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Four Humanitarians Who Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

August 19th is World Humanitarian Day, which recognizes aid workers who deliver lifesaving relief, often at great risk to themselves. From Mosul to Mogadishu, International Medical Corps’ First Responders brave war, natural disaster, and disease to bring medical care and other services to people in need. Meet four courageous First Responders who are saving lives …

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An Ethiopian Widow Pulls Herself Out Of Poverty

If one particular quality explains Bekelech’s success, it’s her determination to get the most out of what she undertakes. Her husband died nine years ago, leaving her with five children and two cows but Bekelech, 55, was forced to sell the cows so that her children could eat. “We were all hungry and the children …

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Can washing your hands in an emergency save your life?

Sherifo Mohammed and her family ran for their lives back in 2010, away from the violent conflict in their home country of Somalia. They endured a tedious journey to cross the border into Ethiopia and eventually ended up in Bokolmayo refugee camp in the Dolo Ado region – home to the largest refugee population in …

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Breastfeeding in an Ethiopian Refugee Camp

In an emergency, breastfeeding is the safest way to protect infants from an increased risk of infection, malnutrition and death. But for Fatima, a 32-year-old mother of seven from Somalia, exclusive breastfeeding was the last thing on her mind when she fled the violence in her country four years ago. She is now living in …

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Dega’s Story

For those in the sprawling refugee camps of Ethiopia’s Dolo Ado region, shoes are no fashion statement. They are key to good health. They open the door to an active social life and even encourage education. However, good shoes are hard to come by in the refugee camps as most people arrive with nothing to …

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Earth Council Geneva Supports International Medical Corps to Deliver Improved Sanitation & Hygiene in Ethiopia

International Medical Corps will deliver a new program in sanitation marketing in the Wolayta Zone in Ethiopia with collaborative funding from Earth Council Geneva. Through this program, International Medical Corps will promote the construction of sustainable, affordable and safe latrines and hand washing facilities and deliver hygiene education for vulnerable communities. “Earth Council Geneva’s timely …

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