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 the Congo

International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team is on the ground in affected areas to support a multi-disciplinary response to the latest Ebola epidemic in the DRC.

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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 6 million Syrians are displaced inside the country, while another 5.5 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 more than 22 million of the country’s 29 million people in need of some kind of emergency assistance. More than 2 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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Conflict and Hunger in South Sudan

Armed conflict in South Sudan, now in its fifth year, has claimed tens of thousands of lives. 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 infant mortality rates. In February 2017, a famine was officially declared in two parts of Unity State. Though 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 healthcare as well as nutrition, mental health and protection services.

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Conflict, Crisis and Hunger in Northeast 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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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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