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The Golden Hour

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With Water, Power Still a Constant Struggle, International Medical Corps Helps Puerto Rico’s Health Clinics Recover

Nearly two months have passed since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving thousands homeless and most of the island without electricity, water, communications, and basic services. International Medical Corps deployed disaster response experts to Puerto Rico in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria and remains there today, working with health clinics and communities to …

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Dominica: Devastated by Hurricane Maria, but Determined to Rebuild

“I read the papers a lot and I heard very, very little about what happened to this island…But this country has been devastated, and there are still thousands and thousands of people without homes, without clothes, without fresh water, or clean water, without roofs on their houses, those whose homes weren’t destroyed. The schools still …

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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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“I cannot just sit there and watch my community perish”

For more than 20 years, Abdi* has cared for Somalia’s sick as a nurse with International Medical Corps in Somalia. He started his work with International Medical Corps in 1996. Over the years he has responded to disease outbreaks in three different regions of Somalia and saved countless lives. Today, he sees about 50 patients …

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The Golden Hour

Douma Ammar will never forget the day. She was in her Mosul neighborhood when shots rang out. A stray bullet hit her friend, wounding her gravely. With no paramedics to call for help, Douma fought for her friend’s life alone, but eventually lost. “I didn’t know how to help,” Douma said, “My friend died.” Mosul—Iraq’s …

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“The bombs fell like rain”

After securing eastern Mosul in January, Iraqi Security Forces are now battling fighters from the Islamic State, also known as ISIL—The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant—for control of the western part of the city. Because neighborhoods on the west bank of the Tigris River are far more densely populated and tightly packed than …

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After The Islamic State

The clinic stayed open through two long years of Islamic State rule, only to get hit by a car bomb as Iraqi Security Forces fought for control of the city. The earth outside the clinic gate is still cratered from the blast, the metal window bars twisted and the glass behind shattered. A crack splits …

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Wounds Of War: A Young Life Saved In Somalia

This June, five-year-old Rahma Dahir Abdullahi was severely wounded by mortar shrapnel on her chest and left thigh following inter-clan conflict in Ceel-duur, Mudug region of Somalia, roughly 230 miles north of Mogadishu. Her mother was referred to a hospital supported by International Medical Corps in Galkayo town for treatment. Rahma’s parents were very worried …

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