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Nothing Can Stop Cameroon’s Intrepid Field Supervisory Team

In Cameroon, a supervisory group travels deep into the field to provide technical and logistical support to medical teams in hard-to-reach areas. Read more and see photos of their treacherous journey.

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Snapshots November 2021

Standing United Against Gender-Based Violence On November 25, we marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, kicking off 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. From South Sudan to Pakistan to Iraq, many of our teams around the world began their 16 Days campaign with a series of community activities and …

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Why Libya Needs Future Doctors Like Me

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by science, especially biology. By the time I started high school in 2010, I knew I wanted to become a doctor. At first, my decision to pursue medicine seemed like a smart idea; I thought that the health system in Libya would improve and provide new …

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Building a Rapid Response to COVID-19 in Libya

Even before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, International Medical Corps had been assisting Libya’s National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to fill gaps in its capacity. Among those gaps was the agency’s inexperience in responding to a major healthcare crisis, especially one involving new and emerging infectious …

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Sea Rescues And Care For Refugees

January 22, 2016 – Blog Entry #1 Editor’s note: Abdulrahman Alfituri is the National Project Manager of International Medical Corps’ programming in Libya, based in Tripoli. His initial experience in humanitarian work came as a volunteer during the uprising against Muammar Kaddafi in 2011. He joined International Medical Corps later that year as part of our …

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A Desperate Attempt For A Better Life

Libya has become one of the main crossing points for migrants and refugees traveling from countries across Africa and the Middle East, in search of a better life in Europe. Essra Saad, a 22-year-old mother from Pakistan, is one of these refugees. She told International Medical Corps staff that she came to Libya in search …

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Caught In Three Wars

Nahid Hassan, 65, was born and raised in Baghdad where she worked as an Arabic language teacher for over 14 years. She is also a mother of three and a grandmother. The year 2007 marked the height of the sectarian conflict in Iraq, “When it all happened, people were being dragged out of their houses. …

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Transcending Disability in Libya: Hannah’s Story

Hannah is 22 years old and finds meaning in her life from family, friends and her faith. She grew up in the Libyan city of Misurata and visits the International Medical Corps-supported physiotherapy center each week to help her enjoy those important parts of her life, despite her disability. Hannah has spastic paraparesi, a condition …

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Removing Barriers for the Disabled in Libya

“Evidence and experience shows that when barriers to their inclusion are removed and persons with disabilities are empowered to participate fully in societal life, their entire community benefits. Barriers faced by persons with disabilities are, therefore, a detriment to society as a whole, and accessibility is necessary to achieve progress and development for all.”      …

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