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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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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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We Are Responding to the Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

At 4:17 a.m. local time on February 6, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Turkey near the city of Gaziantep, along the border with Syria. Just 11 minutes later, the region was struck again, by a 6.7 magnitude aftershock. These strong quakes were followed by more in the early afternoon, with a 7.5 magnitude …

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Snapshots October

We Are Responding to Emergencies in Turkey and the Philippines On October 30, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 8 miles northeast of the Greek island of Samos, mainly affecting the western province and city of İzmir, Turkey. The earthquake has caused severe damage to homes and health facilities. As survivors have gathered in emergency shelters, …

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We Are Helping People Affected by the Earthquake in Turkey

On Friday, October 30, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 8 miles northeast of the Greek island of Samos, mainly affecting the western province and city of İzmir, Turkey, but felt as far away as Istanbul, Bodrum, Mugla and Manisa. The province has since been shaken by almost 1,150 aftershocks, with 43 of them more powerful …

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UN salutes aid workers on the frontlines during pandemic

On World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations is honoring frontline health workers including doctors, nurses, midwifes and volunteers. John McGhie, Emergency response director for the Middle East, Asia and Europe at the International Medical Corps has more.

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Health Is a Human Right, the Foundation of a Dignified Life

Note from the editor: In this article, published to observe Human Rights Day, International Medical Corps reflects on the importance of health as a human right. We also share some examples from the frontlines, where our committed healthcare workers put theory into practice, helping people who have had their lives ripped apart by conflict to …

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