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Finding Hope in Hard-Hit Haiti

Following another devastating earthquake, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief

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Snapshots September 2021

Helping in Haiti A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, leaving approximately 650,000 people in need of emergency assistance. We have deployed our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Fixed Type 1 medical facility and staff to Aquin. A key component in our emergency preparedness is our ability to rapidly deploy an emergency medical team (EMT) …

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Snapshots August 2021

Responding to Disasters Around the World The world has been a troubled place lately. The good news is that our teams are there, responding around the globe. Haiti Earthquake A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, leaving approximately 650,000 people in need of emergency assistance. We have deployed our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Fixed …

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Celebrating World Humanitarian Day

Every year on World Humanitarian Day, we honor humanitarian workers around the world who provide lifesaving support to those in need, no matter what obstacles may stand in their way. Our first responders are on the frontlines helping communities experiencing famine, outbreaks of disease, natural disasters, conflict and much more. Over the past year, our …

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Snapshots July 2021

Combatting COVID-19 and Vaccine Misinformation Worldwide Vaccinations are crucial in the fight against COVID-19. As the virus continues to spread, so does another dangerous challenge — vaccine misinformation. Our team in Puerto Rico conducted a vaccination information session with church leaders from Lares to answer questions and dispel myths surrounding vaccines. In Lebanon, we’re supporting vaccination efforts …

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Vaccinating the World … While Tackling Hesitancy

Vaccinations are regularly in the news these days, thanks to COVID-19. But a lesser-known side of the vaccination story is the work that NGOs like International Medical Corps have done for decades at the frontlines of immunization efforts in countries around the world. Vaccination is one of the best ways to prevent—and, in the case …

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Snapshots June 2021

Providing Clean Water and Lifesaving Support in Yemen Tragically, 80% of people in Yemen rely on aid to survive. Our teams in Yemen are providing lifesaving medical assistance, equipment and access to clean water. At the Heratha camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), we’re working tirelessly to ensure that the community has access to clean …

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International Medical Corps Approved as an Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 Provider; First NGO Worldwide to Receive Classification in both Fixed and Mobile EMT Type 1

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified humanitarian organization and premier first responder International Medical Corps as an Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 provider, capable of deploying quickly and providing medical services in response to a disaster anywhere in the world. The WHO created the EMT concept to standardize medical deployments in the event …

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In Solidarity: The Jolie Stahl Emergency Fund

In late summer 1992, as New York City-based artist Jolie Stahl was about to give birth, news headlines were dominated with images of the famine and civil war ravaging a population halfway across the globe in Somalia. Staring at the harrowing images of mass starvation on television, Stahl could not reconcile the yawning abyss between …

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In the Midst of Tragedy, They Found Love

True love can be a tangled knot of joy and adversity, with life’s graces and hardships binding us together. For emergency responders Emilie Calvello Hynes and Greg Hynes, it was acute human tragedy—the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake—that brought them together. And for the past 11 years, rushing to the aid of communities devastated by disaster …

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