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Thank you for being there in 2019

Because of supporters like you, International Medical Corps has been able to provide lifesaving healthcare and training in some 35 countries around the world. Together we’ve changed millions of lives. Thank you for working with us to build a better and more hopeful world.
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Saving Children’s Lives at a Modest Cost

It cost just $50 for the medicines needed to save baby Shamekh. Indeed, the entire three-week treatment provided by International Medical Corps to rescue the 17-month-old Yemeni boy from death’s door totaled just $511. That sum included all direct treatment costs for Shamekh during his three-week stay at Al Dorah Hospital, where International Medical Corps …

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Health Is a Human Right, the Foundation of a Dignified Life

Note from the editor: In this article, published to observe Human Rights Day, International Medical Corps reflects on the importance of health as a human right. We also share some examples from the frontlines, where our committed healthcare workers put theory into practice, helping people who have had their lives ripped apart by conflict to …

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Balancing Family and Work in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Emergency

In the spring of 2015, one year after joining International Medical Corps in Yemen as a Health and Nutrition Program Assistant, Doa’a was forced to flee her home with her family because their neighborhood was no longer safe. On that day, Doa’a became an internally displaced person (IDP)—an experience that has given her unique insights …

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The Key to Safe Motherhood

Motherhood can be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. It can also be terrifying—and even deadly. Every eight minutes, a woman dies trying to bring life into the world. Maternal mortality remains too high across the globe—even in the U.S.—and highest in low-income countries. Most of these deaths are entirely preventable. But …

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A Gateway to Identity and Rights

The United Nations calls it a ‘passport to protection’: the issuing of a birth certificate, a seemingly trivial process whereby a child is legally registered, usually at or shortly after birth. Birth certificates don’t just exist so that states can record basic information such as name, parents and date of birth, or keep track of …

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Serving Yemen’s Most Forgotten

The conflict in Yemen has left its people—who faced extreme poverty long before the war—in what can only be described as a state of desperation. The level of suffering is unprecedented: a higher percentage of people face death, hunger and disease than in any other country in the world. Albeit fleeting, a beacon of hope …

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When Temporary Health Centers Mean Continued Care—and Commitment

Sean Golder is the Regional Operations Manager for all 12 community health centers in north Florida’s PanCare Health network, but he talks about all of the patients served by his centers as if they’re his own. We met in a town called Marianna, in Jackson County, a region that was devastated by Hurricane Michael. International …

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