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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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Healthcare for Mothers—and a Pathway to Peace?

The Central African Republic (CAR) often tops lists of the world’s most neglected or forgotten humanitarian crises. One-quarter of its population has been displaced by conflict and more than half desperately need humanitarian support—yet the tragedy remains underreported and aid efforts underfunded. Armed groups control much of the country, outbreaks of violence continue unabated and …

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Haitham’s Story: Back from the Brink

It was a harrowing journey for the desperate parents, driven by one goal: finding help to save their youngest child—a tiny, severely malnourished 10-month old little boy named Haitham—before the flicker of life still inside him ebbed away. Following a routine birth in the summer of 2018, Haitham had begun to lose weight last January. …

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Serving Conflict-Affected Communities in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR)—a landlocked country at the heart of the African continent—remains one of the poorest nations in the world, with only Niger rating lower on the 2018 Human Development Index. Struggling with instability dating back to the 1960s, the current conflict broke out in 2013, leaving an already struggling population in an …

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The Shadow of Famine

When war broke out in Yemen four years ago this month, the country was already the region’s poorest, forced to import much of its food, medicine and fuel while struggling to deal with chronic malnutrition among its people. The four years of war have driven most of Yemen’s 30 million people deeper into despair, with …

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A Tale of Recovery

In this post, Azahra WIt Ichrache—a 30-year-old mother living in the village of Boya, in northern Mali—shares the story of her son’s recovery from malnutrition, and how International Medical Corps doctors and nurses helped her at the Rharous Health Center in October 2018. “I am married and the mother of three children. In October 2018, …

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Training to Save Lives in Yemen, in the Midst of Famine

It’s a crisis reminiscent of our early days in Somalia, when at the height of a brutal civil war in the 1990s, International Medical Corps worked desperately to sound the alarm about an unfolding famine that would haunt the world—once it finally woke up. Today, as Yemen enters its fourth year of civil war, graphic …

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International Medical Corps in Yemen

Impoverished conditions and a bitter armed conflict now deep into its fourth year are pushing more than a quarter of Yemen’s 29 million people ever closer to the brink of famine, United Nations officials have warned. Despite deteriorating security conditions and growing challenges that hinder efforts to aid Yemen’s beleaguered civilian population, International Medical Corps …

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