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A milestone for maternal health

In 2003, conflict erupted in Sudan’s Darfur Region, resulting in over 300,000 deaths and displacing millions. The situation has weakened an already fragile healthcare system and compromised people’s access to basic health services. To this day, a lack of adequate medical services poses a major threat to the population – pregnant women and children are …

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Darfur, A Decade of Crisis

Ten years ago, conflict broke out in the Darfur region of Sudan resulting in more than 300,000 lives lost and millions forced to flee for safety. The humanitarian crisis disrupted already fragile health care systems and prevented families from returning to their homes and livelihoods. Since 2004, International Medical Corps has worked through challenging conditions …

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Responding to Yellow Fever Outbreak in Darfur

Following an outbreak of yellow fever in Darfur, International Medical Corps is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the local Ministry of Health to help control the spread of the disease including participating in a mass vaccination campaign for vulnerable communities. According to WHO, yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease …

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Finding New Ways to Save Mothers and Babies in Darfur, Sudan

International Medical Corps serves a population of more than 500,000 people in Central, West and South Darfur, providing health care services to promote child survival and improve maternal health among the most vulnerable groups. We have been working in Um Khere, a remote area of Central Darfur, for many years, overcoming the challenges of building …

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Always a Teacher: One Man’s Journey from Professor to Refugee and Back Again

A first-person account by International Medical Corps global media strategist Margaret Aguirre I spent yesterday in a place called Gaga Camp, in eastern Chad, near the border with Sudan. For the 20,500 Darfurian refugees who live in this camp, International Medical Corps is the only health care available, providing primary and maternal/child care, mental health …

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Donkey ambulances save lives in Darfur, one hoof at a time

Riding the border with Chad less than 20 miles from the Central African Republic, Um Dukhun is a common resettlement area for displaced Darfurians and foreign refugees alike. But Um Dukhun is hardly a safe harbor. With very little food and safe drinking water, people in Um Dukhun are extremely vulnerable to both famine and …

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Reducing maternal mortality in Darfur

According to the most recent global data on maternal mortality, 536,700 women died of maternal causes in 2005. Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for more than half of the world’s maternal deaths each year (WHO 2007). And, at 900 deaths per 100,000 live births, Sub-Saharan Africa has almost double the rate of maternal deaths of the next-highest …

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A Life Cut Short Makes Change Possible in Central African Republic

“Through oceans, through mountains, I am a soldier of love and not a thing in the world can stop me.” – 17-year-old Dillon Henry A writer, philosopher, humanitarian, surfer, and conservationist, Dillon Henry is described as an unstoppable life force, a young man whose uncompromising love and spirit would fill a room and captivate all …

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The Glass Triangle: Helping Sudan, Chad, and Central African Republic Through a Turbulent February

International Medical Corps Helps Sudan, Chad, and Central African Republic Through a Turbulent February Sudan, Chad, and Central African Republic (CAR), are a triad of violence, turmoil, and unrest in Africa’s heartland. Conflicts in these countries are almost never isolated, but felt collectively, as unrest in one country is likely to circulate across neighboring borders. …

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Making a Difference in the Triangle of Violence and Displacement

During the last four years, more than 200,000 Sudanese have fled into neighboring Chad, escaping the ongoing violence in Darfur. In Chad over 50,000 routinely flee increasing attacks in the east, some crossing back and forth into the Central African Republic (CAR). From there tens of thousands have escaped into Sudan and Chad amidst growing …

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