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.

Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congro

International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team is on the ground in the affected areas to support Ebola response efforts and is fully committed to mobilizing a multi-disciplinary response.

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Syria Crisis

COUNTRIES IMPACTED
Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon

Now in its eighth year, Syria’s civil 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 and one-half million have fled to the relative safety of other countries.

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Conflict, Hunger and Disease in Yemen

A civil war now in its fourth year with no end in sight has transformed Yemen into a sea of human misery. The Middle East’s poorest country before the war began, today it ranks as one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters, with over 22 million of the country’s 27 million people in need of some kind of emergency assistance. More than 3 million have been displaced internally within the country. Health authorities have struggled for years to control chronic malnutrition in Yemen but the ongoing civil war has caused food security conditions to worsen dramatically.

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Hunger Crisis & Famine Risk

COUNTRIES IMPACTED
Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ethiopia

War, drought, and displacement is fueling the largest hunger crisis in decades, with more than 30 million people experiencing extreme food insecurity. Two-thirds of them are at immediate risk of famine.

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Hunger in the Horn of Africa

COUNTRIES IMPACTED
Somalia 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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Hurricanes in the Caribbean

International Medical Corps disaster response experts are in Puerto Rico, Florida and the Caribbean providing much-needed assistance and identifying pressing needs in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Conflict and Hunger in South Sudan

Armed conflict in South Sudan, now in its fifth year, has claimed tens of thousands of lives and despite diplomatic efforts to end the war, the fighting 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, 2017, a famine was officially declared in two parts of Unity State. While an increase in international aid helped lift the official famine classification four months later, 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 care as well as 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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Earthquakes in Mexico

International Medical Corps is working with a local partner to provide emergency response and recovery services for communities affected by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico City on Tuesday, September 19, collapsing buildings and killing hundreds of people.

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Past 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.

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