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Finding Hope in Hard-Hit Haiti

Following another devastating earthquake, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief

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Snapshots September 2021

Helping in Haiti A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, leaving approximately 650,000 people in need of emergency assistance. We have deployed our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Fixed Type 1 medical facility and staff to Aquin. A key component in our emergency preparedness is our ability to rapidly deploy an emergency medical team (EMT) …

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Finding Hope in Hard-Hit Haiti

Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, has been marked by injustice and catastrophe for decades. Recently, the tiny island nation once again dominated headlines with the shocking assassination of its president on July 7, followed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck on August 14, leaving around 650,000 people in urgent need of …

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Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Pakistan

Around the world, vaccines are one of the most studied, successful and cost-effective ways to improve health outcomes and save lives. However, vaccines work only if people recognize the need and value of immunization, and agree to be immunized. Although approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, mass vaccination in Pakistan remains a challenge. According …

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Snapshots August 2021

Responding to Disasters Around the World The world has been a troubled place lately. The good news is that our teams are there, responding around the globe. Haiti Earthquake A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, leaving approximately 650,000 people in need of emergency assistance. We have deployed our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Fixed …

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Battling Vaccine Myths and Misinformation in Somalia

Rumors can be like viruses, spreading a disease of half-truths and lies, and damaging the health of communities. And during a pandemic, the power of rumors is magnified by the very real threat of disease and death. “At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that misinformation was going to affect our COVID …

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Celebrating World Humanitarian Day

Every year on World Humanitarian Day, we honor humanitarian workers around the world who provide lifesaving support to those in need, no matter what obstacles may stand in their way. Our first responders are on the frontlines helping communities experiencing famine, outbreaks of disease, natural disasters, conflict and much more. Over the past year, our …

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Snapshots July 2021

Combatting COVID-19 and Vaccine Misinformation Worldwide Vaccinations are crucial in the fight against COVID-19. As the virus continues to spread, so does another dangerous challenge — vaccine misinformation. Our team in Puerto Rico conducted a vaccination information session with church leaders from Lares to answer questions and dispel myths surrounding vaccines. In Lebanon, we’re supporting vaccination efforts …

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Beirut Emergency Response: One Year Overview

On August 4, 2020, Beirut experienced a massive explosion that ripped through the entire city. Hours after the explosion, International Medical Corps teams were on the ground to support survivors. Within the first two weeks, we reached more than 54,000 women, men and children.
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Through War and Violence, This Doctor Stays and Works

Though much of Dr. Mohammed Furat’s life has been defined by war, he has not let war define him. He was 15 years old when, in 2003, US forces invaded Iraq. “I remember the bombs. I remember the air strikes. I remember everything,” says Dr. Furat. “It was all very, very sad.” Yet despite coming …

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We Are Responding to the Floods in Europe

Western Europe has been devastated by flooding from heavy rains that started July 14. Germany has been most affected, with entire towns inundated by water and at least 173 deaths. Officials note that between 60,000 and 70,000 people have been displaced—and with vast damage to homes, public buildings and utilities, recovery will be a lengthy …

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