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Do You Take Your Toilet for Granted?

Our sanitation teams provide latrine systems and dignity for underserved communities worldwide.

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Hurricane Fiona Ravages Puerto Rico

Erica Tavares, Senior Director of US Programs, speaks to Fox Weather about the impact of the storm and how International Medical Corps is helping.
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Snapshots June 2021

Providing Clean Water and Lifesaving Support in Yemen Tragically, 80% of people in Yemen rely on aid to survive. Our teams in Yemen are providing lifesaving medical assistance, equipment and access to clean water. At the Heratha camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), we’re working tirelessly to ensure that the community has access to clean …

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How To Get Your Kids Excited About Gardening

Suzanne Jimenez-Sanchez, who leads our nutrition activities in Puerto Rico, talks about activities parents can pursue with their children to get them interested in growing and eating nutritious food.

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Helping Families Stay Healthy During Quarantine

In January 2020, Nutrition Coordinator Suzanne Jimenez-Sanchez and her team in Puerto Rico were faced with a dilemma. They had designed an in-person nutrition program to address the rising rate of childhood obesity that included activities in schools and hosting a community health fair. Then a series of earthquakes and the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone …

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2020: A Year in Review

Throughout our 36-year history, International Medical Corps has faced some of the toughest challenges imaginable. We’ve worked in conflict zones, helped people who’ve lost everything in terrifying and deadly disasters, and helped to end deadly epidemics — including two Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year alone. Take a look back at the …

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COVID-19 Compounds Puerto Rico’s Struggles after Natural Disasters

Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million U.S. residents, was already struggling due to several natural disasters before COVID-19 arrived. In January 2020, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the island, followed by a series of strong aftershocks that lasted weeks. International Medical Corps—already on the ground in Puerto Rico since the catastrophic Category 5 Hurricanes Irma …

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International Medical Corps, Hospital Damas and Hospital Universitario de Dr. Ramón Ruiz Arnau Partner to Respond to COVID-19 Surge

As part of its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, International Medical Corps is deploying emergency medical field units, personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical gear to Hospital Damas in Ponce, which serves the southern part of the island—still recovering from a series of earthquakes that occurred in January—and Hospital Universitario de Dr. Ramón Ruiz …

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From Relief to Recovery and Resilience

“In 100 years here in Puerto Rico, we have never seen a hurricane like Maria.” – Cesar, Puerto Rico On September 5, 2017, the first of two fierce storms blasted across the Atlantic basin. Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm on record in the Atlantic, maintained maximum intensity as a Category 5 hurricane for 37 hours—knocking …

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