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PFA Training Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves as Well as Others

Learning about psychological first aid (PFA) and self-care helps caregivers in Ukraine better help others.

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Hurricane Fiona Ravages Puerto Rico

Erica Tavares, Senior Director of US Programs, speaks to Fox Weather about the impact of the storm and how International Medical Corps is helping.
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Responding to Flooding in Central Darfur

Approximately 28,000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods in the Central Darfur state of Sudan over the past few weeks, while about 4,000 houses and 650 latrines have been destroyed, 107 water sources have been damaged and thousands of acres of crops have been destroyed. At least six people have died, …

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Afghan Province Suffers After Flash Floods

The province of Nuristan, which is in eastern Afghanistan and is characterized by mountains and river gorges, makes travel challenging, especially during the winter. International Medical Corps developed mobile health teams to offer healthcare services, considering the topography and geographic challenges of the province. Some patients would otherwise trek more than five hours to reach …

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Addressing Drought and Hunger in Somalia and Ethiopia

The Horn of Africa—which includes Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya—is facing a severe drought, the worst in four decades. Seasonal rains that farmers depend upon to water their livestock and nourish their crops failed for the fourth consecutive season when the April–May rains, called gu, fell far short of normal. The US government’s Famine Early Warning …

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Horn of Africa Tips Closer to Famine

War in Ukraine has combined with widespread, prolonged droughts to deepen a food security crisis in Africa and the Middle East, raising the risk of famine.

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A Life-Changing Volunteer Role

“I do not have enough words to express my gratitude, appreciation and affection to International Medical Corps,” says Basheer Farhan. “You changed my life, and I am proud to work as a volunteer for International Medical Corps.” Basheer is a community health volunteer (CHV) in the Al Masnaah district of Ibb, Yemen. His story with …

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How International Medical Corps is Helping to Fight “Period Poverty”

Menstruation is a normal process for anyone with female reproductive organs. But the stigma associated with it—and the challenges that many women and girls face during this time—is far from normal. “Period poverty” refers to the inability of women and girls to access resources⁠—such as sanitary pads, water, soaps, medicines and sanitation facilities⁠—during their monthly …

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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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