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A Decade of Service: International Medical Corps in Azraq Refugee Camp

When Jordan’s Azraq camp for Syrian refugees opened in 2014, International Medical Corps was there.

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Helicopters, Sisterhood and Hope: A Journey of Learning and Inspiration

Earlier this year, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Nigeria on a temporary deployment. The purpose of the visit was to learn about the Economic and Social Empowerment (EA$E) approach, which is integrated with the Nigeria mission’s gender-based violence (GBV) program and women’s and girls’ safe spaces (WGSS). It took me three days …

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As Attacks on Ukraine’s Healthcare System Continue, We’re Supporting Facilities

Ukraine’s health facilities have been hit hard by war. Between February 2022, when Russia launched its full-fledged invasion, and April 2024, the World Health Organisation (WHO) documented 1,682 attacks on the healthcare system, including health providers, facilities, supplies, warehouses and transport. And there is no sign of the illegal attacks stopping. At International Medical Corps, …

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How Cash Assistance Helps Children Living Through Conflict

When Khaled returns home from working long shifts at the car painting shop, he’s greeted by the seven younger siblings he provides for. Their house is run-down and has only basic furniture. There’s not enough food to feed them all—or even enough warm clothes for the winter. Khaled is only 13 years old. A Syrian …

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Delivering Nutrition Services in a Conflict Zone

“It can be hard to operate in this environment,” says Namariq Elhadi Nasir, a licensed dietitian and Therapeutic Nutrition Officer at the Murafaa Althany Clinic in Sennar state, Sudan. “We’re seeing around 50 patients per week. Women and children are suffering from malnutrition because there simply isn’t enough food at home. Here at the clinic, …

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March Snapshots 2024

Supporting Earthquake-Affected Communities in Morocco Six months after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook Morocco—the country’s deadliest since 1960 and the most powerful in more than a century— we’re still on the ground working with local authorities and partners to provide support in the areas affected by the quakes. When the quake hit, we immediately sent an …

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Six-Month Update: Our Emergency Responses in Israel and Gaza

Israel In Israel, where International Medical Corps does not have an operational presence, we are supporting ongoing response and recovery efforts by long-time partner JDC, which is providing health and mental health services to affected communities—with a focus on children, older people and people with disabilities—as well as training first responders and healthcare workers. Gaza …

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Fleeing War in Sudan, Refugees Find Hope in South Sudan

On April 15, 2023, clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces erupted in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Over the past year, the fighting has spread nationwide, displacing about 8.2 million people inside and outside of Sudan, which now has the world’s largest number of displaced people and the most significant …

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The Children of Yemen’s Civil War: What We’re Doing to Help

If you’re a child in Yemen, you probably don’t remember a time before the war. You’re probably hungry. About 2.7 million children are acutely malnourished, while two in three Yemenis don’t know where their next meal is coming from. You may not have had your routine vaccinations—almost one-quarter of Yemeni children under 12 months haven’t. …

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Delivering Lifesaving Care and Services in Northwest Cameroon

Since 2008, International Medical Corps has provided lifesaving nutrition and health services in Cameroon’s Northwest region, where armed conflict presents significant challenges to the delivery of humanitarian aid. Violence displaces families, interferes with freedom of movement and limits access to health services. Despite these hazards, our staff in Cameroon operates across the underserved Northwest region, …

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Navigating the Challenges of Providing Security in Conflict Zones

For 40 years, International Medical Corps has deployed to countries in need of humanitarian assistance. When a region is hit by hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster, we are often on the ground within 24 hours. We also deploy during times of conflict—situations that create unique security challenges for our teams that natural disasters do …

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