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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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International Medical Corps Marks Day to Recognize Persons with Disabilities

On December 3rd, International Medical Corps is marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities as part of the worldwide effort to promote a better understanding of disability issues. According to the U.N., over one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. The term “persons with disabilities” …

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Living with Cerebral Palsy in Libya: Mohamed’s Story

Four-year-old Mohamed* is the first child with Cerebral Palsy that International Medical Corps worked with in the Libyan city of Sirte. With bright, intelligent eyes, Mohamed was always smiling and laughing. He came to a rehabilitation center supported by International Medical Corps carried by his doting father, but was unable to sit independently and had …

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