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A Decades-Long Partnership to Serve Humanity

From US government ally to International Medical Corps’ senior advisor, William Garvelink reflects on his legacy.

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#Snapshots 2021: A Year in Review

Fighting COVID-19 Around the World Throughout the year, we’ve continued to fight COVID-19 and support vaccination efforts in the US and around the world. We worked with local partners to provide critical care at overwhelmed healthcare facilities and COVID-19 treatment centers. We also provided critical equipment such as oxygen generators, oxygen delivery and storage supplies, …

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The Top 10 Photos of 2021

Though 2021 posed unprecedented challenges, our teams on the frontlines were still able to capture special moments — moments made possible because of our incredible supporters. With this in mind, we asked our supporters which photos were their favorites. We’ll start the countdown at number 10 before revealing our top photo of 2021, as chosen by supporters …

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Fleeing the War in Yemen: One Family’s Odyssey

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war, now in its seventh year. The entry below is the first written by Eman Mohammed, …

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A Decades-Long Partnership to Serve Humanity

As a senior advisor for International Medical Corps today, William Garvelink is an invaluable “go-to” person for the organization during complex humanitarian emergencies. But throughout his decades-long career with the US government, International Medical Corps was his “go to”—an invaluable NGO partner during the famine in Somalia, the civil war in Angola, genocide in Rwanda …

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With our gratitude and best wishes for 2022

The challenges of 2021 have underscored the importance of global health. Together, we will continue doing our part to create a healthier, safer world. We're deeply grateful for supporters like you, and we wish you happiness and health in the coming year.
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Standing United Against Gender-Based Violence

2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the 16 Days Against Gender-based Violence (GBV) campaign. But even after three decades, much work remains to be done. Tragically, the World Health Organization estimates that one in three women will face physical, mental or sexual abuse in their lifetimes — and since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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Vaccinating Against COVID-19 in Pakistan

On a cold morning in November, the stop after the Motorway Toll Plaza in Peshawar, Pakistan, was noisier than usual. Passengers departed buses in twos or threes, walking hurriedly to the COVID-19 vaccination camp. Inside the camp, the calm, trained staff carried out the government-approved COVID-19 vaccination procedure. A patient approached a vaccinator—a man wearing …

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We Are Responding to the Kentucky Tornadoes

On December 10 and 11, 2021, a series of more than 50 tornadoes spawned by powerful storms swept through six states in the central and southern US, causing significant damage and more than 90 deaths—a number that could increase as search-and-rescue operations continue. Kentucky was especially devastated by the storms, with at least 80 deaths. …

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Snapshots November 2021

Standing United Against Gender-Based Violence On November 25, we marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, kicking off 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. From South Sudan to Pakistan to Iraq, many of our teams around the world began their 16 Days campaign with a series of community activities and …

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Honoring our longtime collaboration with FedEx

When disaster strikes, speed saves lives. That’s why it’s essential to quickly deliver supplies and equipment to areas in need—and why International Medical Corps’ longtime collaboration with logistics and shipping firm FedEx has been key to our success. When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in 2016, FedEx was there, helping us quickly deliver supplies to devastated …

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