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Celebrating World Mental Health Day Worldwide

It is estimated that one in five people are affected by depression and anxiety in humanitarian emergencies and ongoing conflict. Yet, mental health services are often non-existent or not accessible. In fact, four out of five people with mental disorders do not receive care in low and middle income countries. As one of the few …

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Regaining Courage, Control, and Confidence after Years of Abuse

Samia* and Khaled* married 13 years ago. They were both 23. Samia remembers their first five years of marriage fondly. The couple lived together in Burj Al Barajneh Palestinian camp in Beirut’s southern suburbs and soon had three children, Tareq*, Hani*, and Sara*. Then cracks in their relationship started to emerge. Khaled rarely worked, which …

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Selected clips of International Medical Corps being featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, Fox News, NBC and other news outlets.
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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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Strengthening family resilience

As the conflict in Eastern Ukraine continues, many have fled the buffer zone to face an uncertain future, while others have stayed behind and struggle with every day needs. Limited access to basic life-saving services, depleted livelihoods, and exhausted coping strategies due to protracted nature of the conflict continue destroying social and family fabrics of …

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The Importance Of Psychological First Aid In Greece

A press conference held recently in Athens to present the first Greek language translation of the World Health Organization’s Psychological First Aid Guidelines underscores the importance of first responders’ ability to provide support for acute emotional issues as they receive refugees who have endured long, harrowing journeys to escape war at home and reach Europe. …

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Mental Health Team Helps Rescue Somali Refugee

Halima saw traditional healers and religious leaders to break the dark cloud that had settled over her life. She felt sad and was having trouble sleeping. She lost interest in activities that she once enjoyed. She couldn’t shake the darkness and blamed herself. “I am not much use either for myself or my children,” she …

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In The Horrors Of War, Helping A Syrian Man Overcome Depression

More than a year ago, MM’s wife left their home outside Damascus to travel to a city in northwestern Syria. She has been missing ever since, leaving 41-year-old MM to care for their four children, ages 10 to four years old, on his own. His life slowly began to unravel. MM struggled to work and …

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“Recovery is Possible”

War drove Labon Doka at the age of 20 to abandon his home in Sudan for a refugee camp in Ethiopia. It was in the refugee camp that his behavior started to change, subtly at first and then more drastically. He eventually stopped going to the school where he was a teacher and it was …

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