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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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Hurricane Maria: A look back at our Puerto Rico response

After two major hurricanes swept through the Caribbean in September 2017, leaving unprecedented destruction in their path, International Medical Corps responded quickly, providing critical support to local partners and helping to restore and rebuild the local health system in particularly vulnerable communities.
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

After Hurricane Maria decimated the island, Trevor Noah promoted International Medical Corps as a way to help the people of Puerto Rico.
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Seda Sertdemir: The Happy Humanitarian

“I’m so happy.” Seda Sertdemir says this several times in our conversation, emphatically. The joy brimming in her voice and the lightness of her laughter make it hard to imagine the devastating things she has witnessed as a nutrition manager for International Medical Corps, having worked with Syrian refugees in Turkey and Puerto Ricans affected …

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Seeing the light

“That was the darkest day ever in my life,” says Cesar Montijo, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Corporación SANOS in Puerto Rico. He is referring to what he calls “Day 12”: the twelfth day after category 5 storm Hurricane Maria slammed into the tiny island last fall and took away life as he knew it. …

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Nurse Nancy Rudner’s Reflections on Volunteering in Puerto Rico

This International Nurses Day, we are sharing the story of Nancy Rudner, an Orlando-based American nurse with over 20 years nursing experience, who deployed to Puerto Rico after two powerful hurricanes devastated the tiny island nation last fall. Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico within a two-week span in September 2017. Both storms …

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Bill Clinton Announces Eight Commitments to Address Ongoing Regional Hurricane Recovery Needs

Former President Clinton formally launched the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at the University of Miami on Tuesday, bringing together more than 350 leaders from government, business, and civil society to discuss and develop solutions that address immediate and long-term hurricane recovery needs facing the region.

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