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You’re Busy Trying to Survive a War—and Now You’re Out of Anti-Depressants

In Gaza, a growing mental health crisis is threatening vulnerable civilians. International Medical Corps is helping

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One Year On: Syria & Türkiye Earthquakes

On February 6, 2023, two earthquakes—7.8- and 7.5-magnitude—struck Syria and Türkiye, followed by more than 570 aftershocks over the next 24 hours. The earthquakes resulted in: more than 56,000 deaths, with many thousands more injured nearly 245,000 buildings being damaged or completely destroyed the displacement of 5.6 million people an estimated $39.3 billion in damages …

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September Snapshots 2023

Responding in Libya and Morocco Our teams are on the ground providing medical relief to survivors of the Libya floods and Morocco earthquake, as well as to communities around the world affected by extreme weather and other disasters. In Libya, where more than 40,000 flood survivors have been displaced from their homes, we have three …

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August Snapshots 2023

Revisiting Flood Survivors in Pakistan In response to last year’s floods in Pakistan, we provided delivery kits to pregnant women to ensure a safe and successful childbirth. We also monitored the health of expectant mothers through regular visits, providing vital medicine and offering counseling. Sapa and Jonjhi Bai are just two of the women who …

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July Snapshots 2023

Promoting Mental Health in Lebanon Lebanon continues to struggle with an unprecedented economic crisis. As part of our efforts to promote health and well-being among refugees and vulnerable Lebanese, International Medical Corps offers community-based activities for youth and caregivers. Our mental health team also hosts special activities for children, nurturing social connection and well-being. Through …

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March Snapshots 2023

Prioritizing Staff Well-Being Providing humanitarian assistance in disaster and crisis situations can take a toll on the physical and mental health of frontline first responders. Because many of our staff are local to the communities they serve, they often can be directly affected by a crisis at the same time they’re working to provide lifesaving …

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Marking Twelve Years of War in Syria

March 15, 2023, marks 12 years since the start of the Syrian conflict. We’ve been providing healthcare services to vulnerable people in Syria since 2008. In addition to supporting people displaced by conflict, we’re providing emergency support to survivors of the recent earthquake.
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Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria Lead to a Rapid Response

On February 6, massive 7.8- and 7.5-magnitude earthquakes struck southern Türkiye along its border with Syria, leaving more than 50,000 dead. The initial earthquakes were followed by thousands of aftershocks, including a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Türkiye’s Hatay province just two weeks later, causing additional damage. The first earthquake on February 6 struck while most …

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February Snapshots 2023

Responding to Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria People in earthquake-affected areas of Turkey and Syria are at heightened risk of contracting infectious diseases and waterborne illnesses due to poor shelter conditions and overcrowding at facilities for displaced people, and disruptions and damage to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems. With needs remaining high, our teams …

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