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A Look Back: Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, International Medical Corps has expanded our work throughout the country. Here’s a look at how we’ve helped.

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A Shared Global Vision: Our Top 10 Images from 2023

Like so many recent years, 2023 was a year of challenge and heartbreak for too many communities worldwide—wars rage on, the dangerous effects of climate change are on the rise and millions of people have been displaced from their homes, facing an uncertain future. Yet with the help of our global community of generous supporters, …

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November Snapshots 2023

Fighting Period Poverty, Climate Change and Water-borne Disease in Zimbabwe Amid a decade of economic decline in Zimbabwe due to ongoing drought and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, we have delivered quality health and nutrition services to vulnerable people in food-insecure rural areas, contributed to improved nutrition and helped reduce the spread of waterborne diseases …

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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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The Lifesaving Role of Midwives and Birth Attendants

Every year, an estimated 300,000 women and 3 million newborns die from complications during pregnancy, childbirth or other neonatal causes. More than 90% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and most could be prevented with the simple, low-cost care of a skilled midwife—a profession that is tragically under-represented across the world. Midwives …

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Snapshots November 2022

Bringing Critical Drugs to Yemen Yemen is in its eighth year of grinding civil war. The conflict has caused the living conditions of civilians to deteriorate rapidly and has had devastating effects on Yemen’s healthcare system. Many hospitals lack vital medicines and other lifesaving medical supplies—including the National Oncology Center, Yemen’s largest cancer hospital, which …

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Do You Take Your Toilet for Granted?

Though it’s easy to snigger when thinking of toilets, it’s a deadly serious subject. Billions of people worldwide do not have access to safe sanitation, with hundreds of millions forced to defecate in the open. That’s why, since 2013, the world has celebrated World Toilet Day on November 19. This year, International Medical Corps is …

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Celebrating Global Handwashing Day in Zimbabwe

Global Handwashing Day, held each year on October 15, is dedicated to increasing awareness around the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent disease and save lives. It is an opportunity to implement creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands properly. Global Handwashing Day commemorations have been …

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A Water Infrastructure Project Brings Renewed Self-Sufficiency

From August 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022, International Medical Corps implemented a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Zimbabwe’s rural Binga district. Communities in rural Zimbabwe struggle to secure access to clean water for domestic use. Many must drink surface water, which often contains contaminants like bacteria and parasites. The Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment …

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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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