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A new departure

When Hajar first met with Dr. Hamza at International Medical Corps’ hospital in Azraq Refugee Camp, she thought she was losing her mind. For two years, she had been severely anemic, constantly tired and often confined to her shelter. Ordinary tasks such as food shopping, spending time with her family or going to the toilet had become a …

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Finding Independence through Livelihood

At only 25 years old, Hana’a* has already had to demonstrate immense strength and resilience to overcome hardship and insecurity amidst ongoing conflict and acute gender inequality in Iraq. She lives in Fallujah, located in western Iraq’s Anbar governorate. The city’s population suffered considerably under the Islamic State, which took control by force in 2014. …

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In search of “home”

Is home where your heart is, as the popular saying goes? Or is it, as Webster’s dictionary defines it, just “one’s place of residence”? What does home mean to the more than 65 million people displaced globally because of war, violence, natural disaster and persecution? They live in temporary, uncertain and often chaotic conditions, far …

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Vaccinations save lives

Childhood is a precious time, or at least it should be. Yet, during the war in Yemen at least 5000 children have been killed, hundreds of thousands face malnourishment and virtually all are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. To add to this, only 50% of health facilities are operational and 18% of districts lack …

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A lifeline to remote communities

Timbuktu, a city in Mali’s northern region, was once a distinguished centre for Islamic scholarship. In the 13th – 16th centuries, the country enjoyed political stability and was the epicentre of Islamic study with scholars from all over the Muslim world visiting it. Today, Mali is a country in crisis. After a coup and clashes …

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Notes from the field: Jordan

At the center of this emergency lies Syria. Since the conflict started, more than 5.5 million people have left the country. The majority of them have found shelter in neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Inside Syria, 6.6 million are internally displaced and an unimaginable 13 million people need humanitarian aid. What would …

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Meet Maryamo, A Nurse in Somalia

Meet Maryamo, a nurse who has been working for more than four years at a nutrition stabilization center run by International Medical Corps in Somalia’s southern region of Galkacyo, one of the districts most affected by severe drought across the Sahel. In this community with high food insecurity, Maryamo manages cases of severe acute malnutrition …

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Democratic Republic of Congo: A Forgotten Crisis

International Medical Corps recently deployed an emergency response team to Ituri in the northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where inter-communal tensions have exploded into brutal violence in communities once considered relatively stable. More than 300,000 people have fled their homes to escape gangs wielding machetes, guns and other weapons. We …

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Nurse Nancy Rudner’s Reflections on Volunteering in Puerto Rico

This International Nurses Day, we are sharing the story of Nancy Rudner, an Orlando-based American nurse with over 20 years nursing experience, who deployed to Puerto Rico after two powerful hurricanes devastated the tiny island nation last fall. Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico within a two-week span in September 2017. Both storms …

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The Guardian Nigeria

‘I visited Nigeria to support, provide care to IDPs’

Sienna Miller visited the most dreaded part of the country, Borno State, not only to highlight the plight of the Boko Haram devastated people but also to provide care to them in the various Internally Displaced Persons camps.

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