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Abdelmanane: Devoted Community Health Worker

If becoming self-reliant is a goal in life, we could all learn a little something from Abdelmanane. In the face of adverse conditions in Chad—including an ongoing measles epidemic and alarmingly high rates of malnutrition— Abdelmanane is preventing disease and building resilience in his community. He even set up his own business, enabling him to …

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Brutal Civil War in Syria Enters Ninth Year

Syria’s relentless civil war enters its ninth year this month, with fighting beginning to wane in what has become this century’s bloodiest, most brutal conflict. But as the violence ebbs, the humanitarian crisis left in its wake will only grow in the period ahead. The fighting, which has claimed an estimated 500,000 lives, has caused …

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Women in War

American photojournalist Marissa Roth traveled to Jordan in December 2018 as part of her One Person Crying: Women and War photography project. In camp as well as urban settings, in International Medical Corps health clinics and women’s centers, Marissa visited with multiple Syrian refugees whose lives have been torn apart by a brutal eight-year war. She gathered …

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For Women in CAR, Access to Light through Knowledge

Sometimes, what you don’t know can kill you—like not knowing about proper nutrition and handwashing, safe sex practices and maternal health support. Other times, what you don’t know can severely disempower you—like not knowing where to turn for help after you have been raped. When it comes to gender-based violence (GBV), women and girls are …

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The Daily Beast

Ebola Doctor’s War Zone Dispatch: Looting, Kidnappings and Mistrust

Rigo Fraterne Muhayangabo is a Congolese doctor who has spent years working with the International Medical Corps on Ebola crisis responses. Muhayangabo spoke with The Daily Beast to explain what it’s like to fight a lethal outbreak—especially when the local community pushes back—and how working in the throes of an active war zone has made that …

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A New Lease on Life

Note: The names of the people in this story have been changed for their protection. Razan, a 26-year-old married woman and a mother of three, was experiencing symptoms of depression such as emotional distress and isolation. She would often find herself crying for no reason, was having trouble sleeping and had been isolating herself from …

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A South Sudanese Refugee Empowers Women in Ethiopia

Nyabong Puok is a 35-year-old South Sudanese mother of six living in Jewi Refugee Camp, in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. She is one of thousands of South Sudanese who fled their homes seeking a safe place where they and their families could settle and start a new life. Gambella is home to more than 410,000 refugees …

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A Tale of Recovery

In this post, Azahra WIt Ichrache—a 30-year-old mother living in the village of Boya, in northern Mali—shares the story of her son’s recovery from malnutrition, and how International Medical Corps doctors and nurses helped her at the Rharous Health Center in October 2018. “I am married and the mother of three children. In October 2018, …

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Why Does Ebola Keep Spreading In Congo? Here’s A Major Clue

Dr. Cimanuka Germain of International Medical Corps, which is helping with the effort, says private clinics sometimes resist the help. For instance, when he told the staff of one clinic that they should report suspected Ebola cases to a hotline instead of treating them, their response was: “This is not possible for us.”

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Boosting Capacity Where It’s Needed Most

International Medical Corps’ Dr. Yacouba Diarra describes the health district of Abdi in eastern Chad as dangerously fragile. Sadly, this situation is not isolated to Abdi; it exists throughout the country. Chad faces several fundamental battles that pose a threat to health. More than 4 million people don’t have access to clean water or secure …

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