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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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Global Ambassador Sienna Miller visits Nigeria

Actress Sienna Miller, our Global Ambassador since 2009, visited our programs in Nigeria in January and met with survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency at a displacement camp in hard-hit Borno State. The camp is home to people who have fled to escape violence associated with the Boko Haram insurgency. Boko Haram attacks have displaced …

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Global Health Council

The Fight to Make Nigeria Once Again Polio-Free

In August 2016, four children under five years old were reported paralyzed from wild poliovirus in Nigeria’s conflict-ridden Borno State. Despite the security risks, International Medical Corps, together with local and international partner is making sure children are vaccinated against polio.

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