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A Decade of Service: International Medical Corps in Azraq Refugee Camp

When Jordan’s Azraq camp for Syrian refugees opened in 2014, International Medical Corps was there.

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A Decade of Service: International Medical Corps in Azraq Refugee Camp

In the middle of the Jordanian desert, a city of white corrugated-steel buildings stands in the dust. Azraq refugee camp opened in 2014 to ease overcrowding in Zaatari, Jordan’s other refugee camp. However, life in the camp has never been easy for the 42,000 Syrians who live behind its chain-link fences. “At first, there was …

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How Cash Assistance Helps Children Living Through Conflict

When Khaled returns home from working long shifts at the car painting shop, he’s greeted by the seven younger siblings he provides for. Their house is run-down and has only basic furniture. There’s not enough food to feed them all—or even enough warm clothes for the winter. Khaled is only 13 years old. A Syrian …

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December Snapshots 2023

Bringing Vital Mental Health Services to Ukraine The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had significant effects on the mental health of people throughout the country. International Medical Corps has a long history of working both directly and with local partner organizations in Ukraine to provide mental health services to people affected by the unseen wounds …

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The Midwife Touch

Every two minutes, a woman in some part of the world dies from pregnancy or childbirth. But it does not end there. When a mother dies, her newborn child is 10 times more likely to die. Almost 99% of maternal and child deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, with Africa being the hardest-hit continent. …

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With Your Help in 2022

In 2022, your support enabled our teams to provide services and support to more than 19 million people in 30 countries around the world. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of how you changed—and saved—lives. Thank you.
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Snapshots December 2022

Bringing Hope to Ukraine Through Hygiene Kits and Generators Because needs evolve rapidly in conflict zones, our response in Ukraine is tailored to meet the needs of each region—including villages that have just become safe to access. To provide rapid assistance to such villages, we have distributed thousands of hygiene kits containing essential supplies to …

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Helping Girls in Jordan Escape Violence and Change the World

While working as a child protection case manager in Jordan’s Al Zaa’tari refugee camp, Heba Lutfi—who’s currently our Child Protection Team Leader and the co-chair of the camp’s Child Protection, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Sub-Working Group—received a heartbreaking case. A 16-year-old girl was suffering from severe abuse: her life was being threatened by her husband, …

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Mental Health Care in Jordan Is Just a Click Away

A woman we’ll call Samah is a 38-year-old Jordanian working at a local university. She is divorced and lives alone, and although she has relatives, her relations with them have been strained for a long time. Family tensions and economic hardships have caused psychological stress for her. She felt trapped and hopeless, and did not …

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, from Ukraine to Jordan

This week, International Medical Corps is proud to be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. This year focuses on “strengthening the capacity of actors that have to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of society.” According to the United Nations, progress is being made on exclusive breastfeeding, with nearly 44% of infants under six months …

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Ending Mental Health Stigma, One Story at a Time

Mental health is a topic that not everyone is comfortable talking about with close friends and family. Sharing personal stories of struggle with the rest of the world is even more difficult. But what if you could witness the lives of people and their journey of recovery from mental health conditions through their eyes? In …

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