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Snapshots December 2020

Responding to the Earthquake in Central Croatia At least seven people were killed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Croatia on December 29. In recent days, the area has suffered from strong aftershocks. Within hours of the quake, we deployed a team from our Split, Croatia, office to assess the most urgent needs. Touring …

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2020: A Year in Review

Throughout our 36-year history, International Medical Corps has faced some of the toughest challenges imaginable. We’ve worked in conflict zones, helped people who’ve lost everything in terrifying and deadly disasters, and helped to end deadly epidemics — including two Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year alone. Take a look back at the …

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Thank You

Your support of our work in 2020 has made it possible for us to respond to COVID-19 across the United States and around the world, to support people and health facilities following the explosion in Lebanon and to continue providing lifesaving health services and training worldwide to communities experiencing conflict, disaster and crisis.
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Canada’s Thanksgiving Brought a Surge of COVID-19 Cases: Will That Happen in the U.S.?

In Canada, where Thanksgiving takes place in October, public health officials say they’ve noticed an uptick in new COVID-19 cases following their holiday period. They said indoor Thanksgiving gatherings, a lack of restrictions, and cold weather are all factors in the recent increase in cases in Canada. Experts interviewed by Healthline say the Canadian situation …

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Health Students Trained by International Medical Corps Ready to Offer Services to Their Communities

Students trained by International Medical Corps in three health science schools in South Sudan are eager to offer healthcare services to their respective communities when they graduate. The students are also ready to mentor aspiring health practitioners in their communities. By sharing their knowledge and experience, they can help build capacity and increase healthcare access …

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Helping Ahmad, and Others Like Him

Ahmad’s mother is telling me her son’s story. “I was so scared when the doctor told me that my baby had cerebral oedema. I was in my fifth month of pregnancy.” She continues, explaining that her doctor at the time assured her that the diagnosis would not affect her son’s development. “He will have a …

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How COVID-19 Brought the Frontline Home

“When you go abroad for an emergency response, you know that you will eventually come back home, get some rest and the response will be all over,” says Suha Mhanna, International Medical Corps’ US Deputy Country Director and COVID-19 Response Manager. “But with COVID, everything changed. In this response, we’re already home. No one is …

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Blog: Inside Yemen’s Tragedy

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a civil war now in its sixth year, with no end in sight. Yemen’s misery has only …

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