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Community Health Workers Help Protect Cameroonians from COVID-19

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Making a difference in Lebanon

When the people of Beirut were devastated by a catastrophic explosion, our global community was there with support.
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Shielding Yemen’s Most Vulnerable from COVID-19

International Medical Corps’ Yemen team has helped provide important local community backing for a new strategy to protect those facing great risk of contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus: elderly, disabled and chronically ill Yemenis forced by war and circumstance to flee their homes and take shelter in crowded displacement camps. The concept, developed by the London …

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#Snapshots August

Providing Lifesaving Support to the Survivors of the Explosion in Lebanon On Tuesday, August 4, a massive explosion tore through the city of Beirut. Because we were already in the country providing a range of health services, we were able to respond immediately and provide help to survivors and support to hospitals and health facilities …

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Community Health Workers Help Protect Cameroonians from COVID-19

My name is Misra Hariratou. I am a 24-year-old Cameroonian. In April 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding, I was recruited by International Medical Corps to serve as a community health worker in Timangolo, Cameroon. Since then, I have been working to raise awareness of the virus and change community behavior to help prevent spread …

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#Snapshots July

Fighting COVID-19 Around the World COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally and our teams worldwide are still hard at work in the fight against the virus. Responding in the United States As case numbers continue to rise throughout the US, we’re coordinating with partners in a number of hotspots, including California, Florida and Texas. In …

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COVID-19: The Collateral Damage

The announcement in late June by the World Food Program (WFP) that it will need to provide an additional 41 million people with emergency assistance in 2020 stands as one more stunning measure of the indirect damage that COVID-19 pandemic has wrought globally during its initial six months. After emerging in China late December and …

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716 Days

On August 1, 2018, an outbreak of Ebola was declared in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that grew to become the second-largest ever—exceeded in size only by the 2014 outbreak in West Africa. It wasn’t until June 25, 2020—and nearly 3,324 cases later, leading to 2,287 …

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Preventing Acute Malnutrition in Somalia’s IDP Camps

For 30-year-old Fadumo Hassan Jim’ale, the pain and disappointment that comes with losing a child is too familiar. Last year, the young mother lost her unborn baby during labor. After the loss of her child, Fadumo—who lives with her husband at Midnimo IDP Camp in Galkayo, Somalia—became more determined to take good care of her …

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