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Mobile Medical Teams Provide Vital Support for Jameel

Jameel Mohammed, aged 63 years, was forced to leave his home in Syria as a result of the war. The dire humanitarian situation inside the country is among the worst crises in recent history, and has forced some 5.6 million Syrians to seek refuge in neighboring countries. In Iraq alone, almost 250,000 Syrians are registered …

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Providing Much-Needed Care for Amina

A mother of five, 48-year-old Amina Yakoub is suffering from angina pectoris, joint pains, and diabetes. Amina is from Kobane City in the north of Syria. She left Kobane when fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and opposition forces broke out in the city. She first moved to Turkey for …

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Finding Independence through Livelihood

At only 25 years old, Hana’a* has already had to demonstrate immense strength and resilience to overcome hardship and insecurity amidst ongoing conflict and acute gender inequality in Iraq. She lives in Fallujah, located in western Iraq’s Anbar governorate. The city’s population suffered considerably under the Islamic State, which took control by force in 2014. …

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Building Leadership, One Stitch at a Time

As a self-taught seamstress and the loving caretaker of her deceased brothers’ children, 41-year-old Sawsan serves as a constant inspiration to those around her. Sawsan* grew up within a large family in Iraq, the daughter of an ambulance driver and a stay-at-home mother. She dropped out of school at the primary level and, at 20 …

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In search of “home”

Is home where your heart is, as the popular saying goes, or is it, as Webster’s dictionary defines it, just “one’s place of residence”? What does home mean to the over 65 million people displaced globally because of war, violence, natural disaster and persecution? They live in temporary, uncertain and often chaotic conditions, far from …

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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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Crisis Response Journal

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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