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The Women and Girls of Northeast Nigeria Shine on International Women’s Day

In northeast Nigeria, women and girls have borne the brunt of a 10-year conflict in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, where millions have been forced from their homes and faced exploitation and abuse. In this environment, where women and adolescent girls have lost their livelihoods, families and support structures, International Medical Corps has established women-friendly …

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Amidst War, Water and Sanitation Saves Lives

Safe, clean and reliable access to water and sanitation services remains an urgent, global challenge, with more than 1 billion people lacking these basic services worldwide. As displacement becomes increasingly prevalent—more than 65 million people are displaced today—stopping the spread of water-related illnesses is a top priority for humanitarian organizations like International Medical Corps. Yet …

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Marylyne Malomba: Doing The Things No One Else is Willing To Do

Marylyne Malomba calls me from the dark. She is managing International Medical Corps’ nutrition program in Nigeria’s Borno State—where a nine-year insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2 million—and the guesthouse generator has gone out again. But I quickly learn that in light of the other times Marylyne has had to …

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When women come together

What are women-safe spaces and why do they play a crucial role in empowering and protecting girls and women during a humanitarian crisis? A woman-safe space is a place where women and girls come together to socialize and express themselves without harm or judgment. But it’s not just a place where women can meet; safe …

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The perils of hunger

For more than 80% of the population in Northeast Nigeria, farming, fishing and livestock are the main — and often only — sources of income. Sadly, a deadly conflict between the Nigerian army and the terrorist organization Boko Haram has since 2009 severely compromised food production — and the consequences for local populations have been devastating. …

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Beatrice Essebe: An optimist building change

In the face of seemingly intractable social challenges, it can be hard to believe in change. But to a frontline health worker like Beatrice Essebe, International Medical Corps’ Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Supervisor in Cameroon, change is not only possible, it is an inevitability and provides a purpose. Says Beatrice: “There is nothing greater than when …

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Notes from the Field: Nigeria

As our plane landed in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, I wondered what lay before us. Since the Boko Haram insurgency began in 2009, the region we were visiting has been wracked by violence, and has seen the highest number of internally displaced people in the country– an estimated 1.7 million. It’s still considered one …

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The Guardian Nigeria

‘I visited Nigeria to support, provide care to IDPs’

Sienna Miller visited the most dreaded part of the country, Borno State, not only to highlight the plight of the Boko Haram devastated people but also to provide care to them in the various Internally Displaced Persons camps.

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