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Giving a voice to the voiceless

Listening to the voice of someone who has been silenced, marginalized and even physically abused for years is a delicate task, but it’s one that International Medical Corps is determined to embrace as we look to help and heal those who have suffered from gender-based violence (GBV). GBV is defined as an action toward someone …

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Women’s Self Defense in Lebanon

With rates of gender-based violence (GBV) still staggeringly high in every nation across the globe, it’s easy to feel vulnerable as a woman. A violent attack can come from anywhere at any time; from someone you know intimately or someone you’ve never met. In a country like Lebanon, fragile political dynamics and a massive refugee …

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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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Success in Improving Mental Health in Lebanon

In response to a worldwide initiative to prevent and control mental health illnesses, the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the International Medical Corps, launched the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) in May 2014 with the goal of reforming and improving mental health care in Lebanon.

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Regaining Courage, Control, and Confidence after Years of Abuse

Samia* and Khaled* married 13 years ago. They were both 23. Samia remembers their first five years of marriage fondly. The couple lived together in Burj Al Barajneh Palestinian camp in Beirut’s southern suburbs and soon had three children, Tareq*, Hani*, and Sara*. Then cracks in their relationship started to emerge. Khaled rarely worked, which …

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International Medical Corps and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Launch The Things We Carry Campaign, Highlighting Plight of Syrian Refugees

In an effort to keep public attention on the ongoing needs of millions of Syrian refugees, International Medical Corps and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation are launching The Things We Carry, a campaign featuring the children, men and women who have fled six years of war in their country – and what they carried with …

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Mental Health Support For Refugees

International Medical Corps Launches New Educational Tool to Support Mental Health Needs for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon International Medical Corps has launched educational booklets about common mental health issues as part of its wider effort to promote mental health care among Syrian refugees and host communities in Lebanon. “National findings and studies show that accessing …

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Lebanon’s Tent Settlement

Lebanon does not have formal refugee camps for those fleeing the conflict in Syria. Many Syrian refugees do not have the money to rent an apartment, and living in an informal tented settlement is the only option for the most vulnerable and impoverished households. Rajab is an informal tented settlement in Lebanon in the Western …

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International Medical Corps Addresses Importance of the Social Environment in a Psychotherapy International Regional Conference

An international regional psychotherapy conference entitled “Medicine, Psychotherapy and Cultural Transmission” was held October 15-17, 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon. The aim of the conference was to harmonize the health sectors and to integrate mental health into health care systems. As a key actor in mental health programming, International Medical Corps was represented at the conference …

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