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Nothing Can Stop Cameroon’s Intrepid Field Supervisory Team

In Cameroon, a supervisory group travels deep into the field to provide technical and logistical support to medical teams in hard-to-reach areas. Read more and see photos of their treacherous journey.

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Nothing Can Stop Cameroon’s Intrepid Field Supervisory Team

Last year, International Medical Corps began operating in northwestern Cameroon, a region that has suffered from internal armed conflict since 2016. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced and have fled into the bush, where they live in crowded, unhygienic, unhealthy conditions. Elderly people, pregnant and lactating women, young girls and children under the …

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Snapshots April 2022

Providing Supplies Where They’re Needed Most Our teams worldwide embody commitment. No matter what obstacles confront them, our staff in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) always find a way to ensure that crucial medicines and supplies reach communities that need them. In Afghanistan, our teams provide healthcare services to the people of Nuristan …

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Four Numbers That Help to Illustrate the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

1. Ukraine now has the world’s ninth-largest population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 8 million Ukrainians have fled the country, while 7.7 million have been forced from their homes and become internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside the country. Between Ukrainian refugees and IDPs, nearly …

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Snapshots March 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine Our team is expanding its relief efforts inside Ukraine in response to the war there, as well as in neighboring countries, to provide medical, mental health and protection services to the millions of people affected by the conflict. In Poland, our team conducted a series …

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Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy in Jordan’s Azraq Camp

International Medical Corps’ community health team conducts monthly shelter-to-shelter visits throughout the villages of Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, providing health education and linking residents with our services, as well as with services provided by other organizations in the camp. Much of this work is done by community health volunteers (CHVs), who also are residents …

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Addressing the Root Causes of Migration Through Vocational Training

Nasteeh Mohamed Omer, a 22-year-old who lives in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, left school after the 10th grade because of economic problems. When his father died three years ago, he became primarily responsible for the remaining six members of his family. Poor communities in Dollo Ado—a woreda, or district, of eastern Ethiopia—don’t offer reliable employment or …

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Demobilization 101: How International Medical Corps Moves on After a Deployment

“Demobilization is infinitely harder than mobilization—hands down,” says US Programs Emergency Response Lead John “JR” Roberts. This might seem surprising. After all, it’s no small feat getting our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 field hospital, as well as a crew of volunteers and staff, into a country that’s just experienced a major natural disaster …

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Yemen: A Seven-Year Emergency

March 22 marks the seventh year of civil war that the people of Yemen have had to endure. With 80% of the population in need of humanitarian aid and protection, it is now the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Our first responders have been reporting about the situation on the ground through our Yemen …

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Snapshots February 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine The war in Ukraine is evolving rapidly, affecting millions inside the country, while more than 2.3 million have fled to take refuge in neighboring countries. With decades of experience in Ukraine, we are expanding our services inside the country, as well as working to provide …

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Building Trust While Preventing COVID-19 in Ukraine

Last year, for the first time, our mission in Ukraine created a team of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) promoters to take COVID-19 prevention messaging into the villages of the Donetsk region, near the contact line that separates conflict-affected people residing in government- and non-government-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine. From the start, the team was …

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