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For Hurricane Dorian Survivors, Emotional Distress Lingers

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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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Health Is a Human Right, the Foundation of a Dignified Life

Note from the editor: In this article, published to observe Human Rights Day, International Medical Corps reflects on the importance of health as a human right. We also share some examples from the frontlines, where our committed healthcare workers put theory into practice, helping people who have had their lives ripped apart by conflict to …

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Laying the Foundation for Training Communities

Dr. Janice Edwards will never forget how she felt when Hurricane Dorian ravaged her hometown on Grand Bahama island while she was 130 miles away in Nassau, nervously awaiting news of her family and friends who stayed behind. “I’m so proud of the strength of our people.” –Dr. Janice Edwards-Rowlands Hurricane Dorian slammed into the …

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The Dream of Rosier Days

“I want to name her Joury [rose], after my favorite flower. Hopefully, her days will be rosier than mine.” This is what Rania* told the doctor when she delivered her third daughter and was asked to name her. Rania is a 33-year-old displaced Syrian residing in a small town in Southern Lebanon. She has three …

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Welcome to International Medical Corps

When disasters strike, International Medical Corps rushes in. We’re there, no matter where, delivering medical care, supplies and training to help devastated populations get relief and build self-reliance. We’re glad to have you with us! You’re part of something amazing. Watch this video to learn more.
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Nurto and Hakumo: Two Women Defying the Odds in Somalia

Nurto from Baidoa in Somalia is only 30 years old—but already on the verge of giving up. Conflict has driven her from her home, she is in pain and her father’s death is weighing heavily on her. She will get through this, but she doesn’t know that yet. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Hakumo, whose childhood in southwestern …

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For Hurricane Dorian Survivors, Emotional Distress Lingers

“I’m okay…” says Joe Tate, his statement trailing off like a question. “Well, my body’s strong,” he clarifies. “But my head and my heart…” Those two things are more complicated. But they’re the things that hurt the most. We encounter Joe in McLeans Town, a small and tightly knit community that our International Medical Corps …

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On High Alert

Five years into one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world, South Sudan is faced with yet another challenge: Ebola. With a healthcare system in ruins, the country—which shares a long and porous border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—needs to prepare for the worst. Medical interventions, however effective, won’t be …

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Treating Wounds and Lifting Spirits in the Bahamas

It’s not often that a physician in the midst of a seven-year neurosurgery residency deploys on a humanitarian response mission. But Myron Rolle says he put his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on a brief hold to join an emergency response by International Medical Corps in the Bahamas to care for survivors of …

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