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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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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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International Medical Corps Ensures Mental Health of People in Emergencies

In an emergency, mental health needs often increase: new issues arise, and pre-existing conditions are exacerbated by traumatic events like conflict. Though people with mental health conditions constitute a particularly vulnerable group, they are often neglected. After recently conducting a mental health needs assessment in Afghanistan, we found that COVID-19, poverty, unemployment, insecurity, conflict, economic …

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Filling in Gaps with Online Mental Health Care Training

Trained mental health professionals can be scarce in many low-resource areas—the very settings that experience some of the greatest need. Just as the demand for mental health services was increasing even more as a result of the pandemic, the US Agency for International Development’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance gave International Medical Corps funds to carry …

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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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A Multi-Faceted Approach to Mental Health and Well-being in Venezuela

Because the ongoing socioeconomic crisis in Venezuela has adversely affected the mental health and general well-being of many of the country’s residents, our Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) team has launched a multi-faceted response to make MHPSS services more available to vulnerable populations, with a goal of reducing suffering, improving well-being and helping people …

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DRC Team Provides Key Support to Survivors of Volcano Eruption

When Mount Nyiragongo erupted last May in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), destroying more than 1,000 homes and forcing tens of thousands of nearby residents to flee their homes for safety, International Medical Corps launched a diverse and impressive response that potentially saved many lives and eased the plight of thousands of survivors …

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