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Amid War and Disease, My Childhood Dream Came True

I Survived Years of Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now I Serve My Community.

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Snapshots February 2021

Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Around the World In the 29 countries where we operate, we continue to provide essential medical assistance and training. Here are some highlights from our global response. Responding in the United States In the US, we are supporting 42 hospitals across the country — including in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New …

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2020: A Year in Review

Throughout our 36-year history, International Medical Corps has faced some of the toughest challenges imaginable. We’ve worked in conflict zones, helped people who’ve lost everything in terrifying and deadly disasters, and helped to end deadly epidemics — including two Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year alone. Take a look back at the …

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Your support of our work in 2020 has made it possible for us to respond to COVID-19 across the United States and around the world, to support people and health facilities following the explosion in Lebanon and to continue providing lifesaving health services and training worldwide to communities experiencing conflict, disaster and crisis.
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KOICA joins Jordan’s anti-virus fight, donates PPEs to IMC clinics

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Jordan Office on Tuesday donated anti-COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPEs) to clinics and hospitals affiliated with International Medical Corps (IMC) in Zaatari and Azraq Syrian refugee camps, and urban communities in Irbid.

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Ines: A Legacy of Supporting Refugees

Irbid is a city in northern Jordan, located 43 miles north of the capital Amman and only a short drive from the Syrian border. I recently returned from Irbid, where—among other things—International Medical Corps runs a maternity ward, thanks to the support of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The facility supports …

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Healthcare: It’s Not Just Medicine

The young Syrian refugee was in labor in a Jordanian hospital when her mother came in to deliver the devastating news: her husband, two brothers and niece had died in a bombing in Syria. Faced with pushing new life into the world while experiencing profound loss, the young woman’s shrieks of physical pain turned to …

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The Intimate Hardships of War

Last year, I visited Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan as part of a project that aimed to highlight maternal health, as well as the plight—and resilience—of refugee women. International Medical Corps runs the only fully equipped hospital inside Azraq Camp, where staff members deliver an average of 120 healthy babies each month. During my week-long …

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Irbid: A Sanctuary for Syrian Mothers

The UN’s refugee agency recently warned that, for the first time since records began, the number of people who have been forced from their homes has exceeded 70 million. Half of the world’s refugees originate from just three countries: Syria, South Sudan and Afghanistan. Syria alone accounts for 6.3 million of them, making it one …

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Joy, Where It’s Least Expected

My trip to Jordan with International Medical Corps gave me an opportunity to see a side of the Syrian refugee crisis that I did not expect: happiness. Whether it emanated from the faces of children at the Makani Centers in Amman or Irbid, or the new mom in Azraq camp who treasured feeling safe with …

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