Emergencies

A preeminent First Responder, we provide emergency relief often within hours to those hit by disaster, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions.

Hurricanes in the Caribbean

International Medical Corps is responding to the devastation across the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the US.

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Earthquake in Mexico

International Medical Corps is mobilizing disaster response experts and supplies to be ready to respond as needed after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chiapas State in southern Mexico, near the border with Guatemala. Dozens of people were killed in the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century.

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Syria Crisis

COUNTRIES IMPACTED
Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon

Now in its seventh year, the Syrian war continues to inflict incomprehensible levels of suffering on civilians and fuel the largest displacement crisis in the world today. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. More than six million Syrians are displaced inside the country, while another five million have fled to the relative safety of other countries.

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Hunger in the Horn of Africa

COUNTRIES IMPACTED
Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia

Millions are in crisis across the Horn of Africa—in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. If the world turns its back, lives will be lost because people do not have enough food to eat. Children face the greatest danger. After three years of poor or failed rains, crops and livestock have died. Food prices are rising, leaving families with few options to feed themselves. Armed conflict makes conditions especially acute in Somalia.

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Hunger and Famine in South Sudan

Three and a half years of armed violence in South Sudan has claimed tens of thousands of lives and despite a fragile peace agreement between government and opposition forces achieved during in the summer of 2015, hostility continues. The volatile conditions hamper efforts to improve public health standards in a country that has one of the world’s highest public infant mortality rates. In February, a famine was officially declared in two parts of Unity State. While an increase in aid helped lift the official famine classification in June, food security conditions remain desperate and the potential for disease is extremely high. International Medical Corps currently operates in five of the country’s 11 states, providing emergency health, nutrition, mental health and protection services.

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Conflict, Crisis and Hunger in North-East Nigeria

Ongoing conflict involving the militant Islamic group Boko Haram has created a major humanitarian crisis in northeastern Nigeria. In Borno state, some 244,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, while malnutrition levels in newly-accessible areas in Borno and Yobe states were “extremely critical” with rates ranging from 20 to 50 percent.

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Conflict and Hunger in Yemen

Yemen’s civil war, now in its third year, has brought a steady deterioration of humanitarian conditions, leaving more than 3 million displaced. Almost two-thirds of the population need some kind of humanitarian or protection support, while an estimated 3.3 million children and nursing mothers are acutely malnourished. This number includes nearly one-half million children under 5. A cholera outbreak has added another dimension to the human suffering.

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Cholera Outbreak In Yemen

International Medical Corps is responding to control a cholera outbreak in Yemen that simmered through the fall and winter months with an average of around 250 cases per week between October of 2016 when it was first detected through the winter and early spring of 2017.

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Crisis in Iraq

Years of armed conflict, sectarian violence and political instability have forced nearly 10% of Iraq’s 36 million people from their homes. The already high number of those displaced inside the country is expected to rise further as the battle for control of northern Iraq’s largest city of Mosul runs its course. More than 10 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Past Emergencies

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