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Gender Equality? Add Water.

Imagine having to wait all day to defecate in the dark, just to get the tiniest semblance of privacy—and then getting raped because you went outside alone at night. Imagine carrying a 10-gallon jerry can of water on your head and walking three miles in the blistering heat to bring it home for your domestic …

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Why Water Is Key to Saving Lives and Restoring Dignity in Yemen

I dreamt of becoming an engineer ever since I was a child growing up in Taiz, a city in southwestern Yemen. This dream drove me to study at Sana’a University, graduating with a degree in engineering in 2013—two years before the outbreak of a war that would irreversibly change the lives of Yemeni people. Driven …

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New Supplies of Fresh Water Quench Thirst—and Improve Education for Ethiopian Schoolchildren

In Ethiopia, roughly half of the population lives with no access to clean water. This shortage, combined with poor sanitation and hygiene practices, creates major challenges just to maintain existing levels of public health—let alone improve them. In hard-pressed rural areas, these challenges also erode the quality of primary and secondary education. Children frequently miss …

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Restoring a Source of Life and Hope

For most, a life in Yemen is a life laden with challenges. One of the greatest and potentially lethal challenges that face many is the lack of clean water: more than 14 million Yemenis can’t access clean water—and before International Medical Corps intervened, the inhabitants of the remote village of Al-Saeeda were among them. The …

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Clean Water: Restoring Dignity, Health and Education

Ethiopia, Africa’s oldest independent nation and, to many, a symbol of liberty, is today afflicted by a lack of clean, accessible water. Though this is not the only battle that the people of Ethiopia are facing, given the already immense levels of poverty and instability in the region, it makes life much harder than it …

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What we know about fighting Ebola: A Q&A with expert Dr. Adam Levine

The global health community is better prepared to face the largest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease since the 2014-2016 West African epidemic claimed more than 11,000 lives, but funding from major donor countries is needed quickly to contain the current outbreak early. We talk with Dr. Adam Levine, the technical lead of International Medical Corps’ …

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Nadifu, an IDP and Mother in Somalia

Nadifu, a 35-year-old mother of seven, lives in an internally displaced person (IDP) camp in Harahar village in Somalia’s Galkayo region. Harhar village hosts more than 15 IDP camps. Nadifu and her children now call this home—a home where their house is a makeshift shelter made from pieces of clothes. The unforgiving drought wiped out …

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