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Snapshots December 2020

Responding to the Earthquake in Central Croatia At least seven people were killed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Croatia on December 29. In recent days, the area has suffered from strong aftershocks. Within hours of the quake, we deployed a team from our Split, Croatia, office to assess the most urgent needs. Touring …

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2020: A Year in Review

Throughout our 36-year history, International Medical Corps has faced some of the toughest challenges imaginable. We’ve worked in conflict zones, helped people who’ve lost everything in terrifying and deadly disasters, and helped to end deadly epidemics — including two Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year alone. Take a look back at the …

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Thank You

Your support of our work in 2020 has made it possible for us to respond to COVID-19 across the United States and around the world, to support people and health facilities following the explosion in Lebanon and to continue providing lifesaving health services and training worldwide to communities experiencing conflict, disaster and crisis.
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A COVID-19 Nurse in One Virus Hotspot After Another

In April, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic’s first wave, registered nurse Alex Gary volunteered with International Medical Corps in New York City. She subsequently volunteered at a hospital in Texas stricken by the virus, and is today working in the COVID-19 unit of Christos Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center’s emergency department in Santa …

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A Tent—and Light at the End of the Tunnel

When COVID-19 shook our world in the spring of 2020, the medical community had to scramble to catch up. In those urgent early days, as states across the US struggled to assemble mass testing sites, hospitals coped with staggeringly high patient loads. As part of our biggest emergency response to date, International Medical Corps deployed …

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Canada’s Thanksgiving Brought a Surge of COVID-19 Cases: Will That Happen in the U.S.?

In Canada, where Thanksgiving takes place in October, public health officials say they’ve noticed an uptick in new COVID-19 cases following their holiday period. They said indoor Thanksgiving gatherings, a lack of restrictions, and cold weather are all factors in the recent increase in cases in Canada. Experts interviewed by Healthline say the Canadian situation …

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Weary in a New Way: A Nurse on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Reflects

Amy Mott is an intensive-care unit nurse who volunteered with International Medical Corps at Vista East Hospital in Chicago during the COVID-19 surge in spring 2020. Months later, with cases on the rise again across the US, Amy continues to work on the frontlines of the pandemic. Here, she describes firsthand what it’s like to …

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Masks for Frontline Workers: The Right Gift at the Right Time

Since our founding in 1984, International Medical Corps has gone to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on earth to provide lifesaving assistance. This year, with COVID-19, our commitment to reaching those most in need took us to underserved communities right here in the US—including Mobile, Alabama. Recently, we provided 100,000 medical masks …

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Thankful for You

For more than 36 years, supporters like you have been helping us save lives. Thank you!
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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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