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PFA Training Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves as Well as Others

Learning about psychological first aid (PFA) and self-care helps caregivers in Ukraine better help others.

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Addressing Drought and Hunger in Somalia and Ethiopia

The Horn of Africa—which includes Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya—is facing a severe drought, the worst in four decades. Seasonal rains that farmers depend upon to water their livestock and nourish their crops failed for the fourth consecutive season when the April–May rains, called gu, fell far short of normal. The US government’s Famine Early Warning …

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Horn of Africa Tips Closer to Famine

War in Ukraine has combined with widespread, prolonged droughts to deepen a food security crisis in Africa and the Middle East, raising the risk of famine.

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How International Medical Corps is Helping to Fight “Period Poverty”

Menstruation is a normal process for anyone with female reproductive organs. But the stigma associated with it—and the challenges that many women and girls face during this time—is far from normal. “Period poverty” refers to the inability of women and girls to access resources⁠—such as sanitary pads, water, soaps, medicines and sanitation facilities⁠—during their monthly …

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Snapshots April 2022

Providing Supplies Where They’re Needed Most Our teams worldwide embody commitment. No matter what obstacles confront them, our staff in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) always find a way to ensure that crucial medicines and supplies reach communities that need them. In Afghanistan, our teams provide healthcare services to the people of Nuristan …

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Snapshots March 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine Our team is expanding its relief efforts inside Ukraine in response to the war there, as well as in neighboring countries, to provide medical, mental health and protection services to the millions of people affected by the conflict. In Poland, our team conducted a series …

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Snapshots February 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine The war in Ukraine is evolving rapidly, affecting millions inside the country, while more than 2.3 million have fled to take refuge in neighboring countries. With decades of experience in Ukraine, we are expanding our services inside the country, as well as working to provide …

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Battling Vaccine Myths and Misinformation in Somalia

Rumors can be like viruses, spreading a disease of half-truths and lies, and damaging the health of communities. And during a pandemic, the power of rumors is magnified by the very real threat of disease and death. “At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that misinformation was going to affect our COVID …

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Snapshots May 2021

Responding to the COVID-19 Surge in India India is currently fighting a wave of COVID-19 that is sickening hundreds of thousands — and killing thousands — every day. We’re continuing to work with local partners to provide critical care at overwhelmed healthcare facilities and COVID-19 treatment centers throughout the country. We are working with our …

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Maryan Weaves Her Way to Success

Maryan Abdi Mohamed is many things. She is a 31-year-old married woman who is the mother of six children, and she is a successful entrepreneur. Maryan lives in the Kaafi settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Until recently, she worked as a laundress in private homes. Then she joined …

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Frontline Heroes: Two Somali Women Protecting Their Communities

When COVID-19 arrived in Somalia in 2020, it joined a multitude of challenges faced by the nation. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and desert locusts are devastating food supply in a country where 2.6 million people are internally displaced. On top of that, nearly a year into a deadly pandemic, violence has soared following an election …

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