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Brutal Civil War in Syria Enters Eighth Year

Syria’s relentless civil war enters its eighth year this month with no sign of any end to what has become this century’s bloodiest, most brutal conflict. The fighting has claimed an estimated one-half million lives and caused nearly half the country’s pre-war population of 21 million to flee their homes for safety, either elsewhere inside …

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Learn How to Cook These Refugees’ Favorite Meals

When refugees arrive in a new country they bring the clothes on their backs, the memories in their heads, and the recipes of their ancestors. From afar, they re-create the flavors of a past life.

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International Medical Corps Caring for Survivors after Powerful Earthquake Strikes Iran-Iraq Border

International Medical Corps’ medical team is on the ground Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, providing emergency health care services after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck along the Iran-Iraq border on November 12. The earthquake is the deadliest of 2017.   “Our hearts go out to all those affected by this powerful earthquake. Our medical team is on the ground, …

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International Medical Corps Deploys Medical Team to Assist Survivors after Powerful Earthquake Strikes Iran-Iraq Border

International Medical Corps has deployed a mobile medical team to Sulaymaniyah, Iraq after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck along the Iran-Iraq border on November 12. The medical team is comprised of personnel experienced in emergency medicine and includes one doctor, two nurses, and one pharmacist. “Our hearts go out to all those affected by this powerful …

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Child Refugees Helping Others to Stay Healthy

Zaid Jalood, Community Health Officer with the International Medical Corps, reports on a project that has trained young displaced people in Iraq as community healthy workers to help prevent the health issues that can be endemic in refugee camps.

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Iraq Complex Emergency: Kirkuk and Disputed Areas

International Medical Corps Providing Care for Families Fleeing Kirkuk and Other Disputed Areas in Iraq As long-standing political tensions continue to escalate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, International Medical Corps has dispatched mobile medical teams from its office in Erbil to help the tens of thousands of children, women, and men fleeing their homes …

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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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The Battle May Be Over, but Immense Needs Remain in Mosul

By Michael Butt, Emergency Response Coordinator, International Medical Corps Iraq The nine-month-long battle to retake Iraq’s second largest city from the Islamic State, or ISIL, is officially over, but the work to rebuild Mosul and the lives of its people is only now beginning. As a humanitarian aid worker on the ground in Mosul every …

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The Golden Hour

Douma Ammar will never forget the day. She was in her Mosul neighborhood when shots rang out. A stray bullet hit her friend, wounding her gravely. With no paramedics to call for help, Douma fought for her friend’s life alone, but eventually lost. “I didn’t know how to help,” Douma said, “My friend died.” Mosul—Iraq’s …

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“The bombs fell like rain”

After securing eastern Mosul in January, Iraqi Security Forces are now battling fighters from the Islamic State, also known as ISIL—The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant—for control of the western part of the city. Because neighborhoods on the west bank of the Tigris River are far more densely populated and tightly packed than …

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