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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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A Sad Goodbye To Syria

Em Abed* is a 42-year-old Syrian refugee living in Akkar, Lebanon. She comes from Al Qusseir, a small city in mountainous western Syria less than 10 miles from the border with Lebanon that has witnessed major fighting since the civil war began four and one-half years ago. She was a farmer back in Syria. From …

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Middle East Refugee Crisis

International Medical Corps, which has actively assisted Syrians inside their country and in neighboring countries since war there began in 2011, is now mobilizing resources to expand its efforts and those of its partners to meet the escalating needs of refugees in the Mediterranean and Europe.
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Major Sandstorm In Lebanon Affects Syrian Refugees

An unprecedented sandstorm has finally started to settle down after waging across Lebanon and other Middle East countries for the past four to five days. Reports say as many as 6 people died and more than 2,600 were hospitalized for breathing-related ailments. Although the storm caused problems in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Cyprus, …

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International Medical Corps Responding to Worsening Refugee and Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe

International Medical Corps, which has actively assisted Syrians inside their country and in neighboring countries since war there began in 2011, is now mobilizing resources to expand its efforts and those of its partners to meet the escalating needs of refugees in the Mediterranean and Europe. Its efforts, along with German partner Wings of Help, …

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