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Child Refugees Helping Others to Stay Healthy

Zaid Jalood, Community Health Officer with the International Medical Corps, reports on a project that has trained young displaced people in Iraq as community healthy workers to help prevent the health issues that can be endemic in refugee camps.

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A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, working with them to recover, rebuild and gain the skills and tools required for self-reliance.
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Protecting the futures of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

“I considered myself different from many other Afghan refugees here. I thought I was more broad-minded.” A member of International Medical Corps’ gender support group in Afghan refugee village Koga in Pakistan, Mr. Mir Afzal says he has learned a lot from awareness sessions on gender-based violence provided by the organization in the village. “We …

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An Ethiopian Widow Pulls Herself Out Of Poverty

If one particular quality explains Bekelech’s success, it’s her determination to get the most out of what she undertakes. Her husband died nine years ago, leaving her with five children and two cows but Bekelech, 55, was forced to sell the cows so that her children could eat. “We were all hungry and the children …

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Breaking Down Gender and Generational Gaps in Nepal

Together with the local national non-government group SOLID Nepal, International Medical Corps has trained young volunteers as peer educators to communicate vital—and factual—sexual and reproductive health information to their classmates. The results have been swift and impressive. “The barrier between boys and girls in our school has been broken,” says Saroj Thapa, a 16-year-old boy …

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“Cholera Excludes No One”

The emergency response to Hurricane Matthew is not Christine’s first stint with International Medical Corps. Following the earthquake in 2010, Christine applied ten years of nursing experience to help International Medical Corps mobile medical teams treat earthquake victims and cholera patients. “I was especially shocked at the number of child victims,” she said, describing how …

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International Medical Corps Ready to Help Families Fleeing Mosul

With the fight to retake Mosul from ISIL now underway, International Medical Corps’ team in Iraq is ready to provide life-sustaining support to families who will flee the city to safe areas as military operations advance and life threatening battles are waged. “We are extremely concerned for the families in and around Mosul,” said Joan …

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“Recovery is Possible”

War drove Labon Doka at the age of 20 to abandon his home in Sudan for a refugee camp in Ethiopia. It was in the refugee camp that his behavior started to change, subtly at first and then more drastically. He eventually stopped going to the school where he was a teacher and it was …

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