Since we first began our work in 1984, International Medical Corps has helped tens of millions of people in over 75 countries, delivering emergency relief and training valued at more than $2.5 billion.
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. Our teams have responded to a roll call of major crises for more than the last 30 years, including Afghanistan, Rwanda, the Balkans, Darfur, Haiti, Japan, Iraq, Syria, the Philippines, West Africa and Nepal. In many of these places we remain, helping communities along the path from relief to self-reliance.
With a staff of nearly 7,000 worldwide, today we are active in more than 35 countries on three continents. Our team’s work alongside local community residents in hard-hit areas to ensure that those in harm’s way receive both the tools and the skills needed to become their own First Responders. With 90% of our field-based staff and health professionals recruited locally, we work to ensure that the knowledge required to respond effectively to an emergency remains anchored in the community long after our programs have ended.