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A Look Back: Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, International Medical Corps has expanded our work throughout the country. Here’s a look at how we’ve helped.

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A Look Back: Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

International Medical Corps’ history in Ukraine dates back to 1999, but we’ve working consistently in the country since 2014, when conflict broke out in the southeast. Based in Mariupol, our team provided outpatient primary healthcare, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and treatment services, and immunization support. When Russia invaded Ukraine …

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International Medical Corps Deploys Field Hospital in Gaza to Help Civilians Affected by War

In response to the war and worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza, International Medical Corps has deployed a field hospital to provide lifesaving medical care to civilians affected by the conflict. The Los Angeles-based global first responder is taking a multi-pronged approach to ensure continuity of care in Gaza, focusing on increasing access to health and …

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Nepal Rescue Mission Brings Awakening Amid Destruction

As we reflect on International Medical Corps’ 40-year history, we’re highlighting some of the courageous volunteers and staff members who have dedicated their lives over the years to helping others. This profile of Dr. Michael Karch is the first in that series. When planes hit the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, …

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A Shared Global Vision: Our Top 10 Images from 2023

Like so many recent years, 2023 was a year of challenge and heartbreak for too many communities worldwide—wars rage on, the dangerous effects of climate change are on the rise and millions of people have been displaced from their homes, facing an uncertain future. Yet with the help of our global community of generous supporters, …

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Mental Health Services Offer Hope to War-Affected Ukrainians

The village of Borodianka is located 50 kilometers from the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The settlement came under heavy attack from Russian forces at the beginning of the invasion, which damaged scores of civilian buildings and killed hundreds of people. One of the damaged civilian facilities in Borodianka is a psychoneurological residential-care institution with a geriatric …

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A Trusted Ambulance Service Saves Lives in Mali

Mali has faced insecurity since a 2012 coup d’état caused mass displacement and disruption of public systems, particularly in the northern part of the country around Timbuktu. As instability has spread and the country grows increasingly unstable, crime—particularly robbery and carjacking—has become rampant. Criminals target vehicles owned by government and UN agencies—and even ambulances used …

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Bringing Vaccines to Children in Remote Areas of Cameroon

Immunization means protection. Before International Medical Corps began offering primary health and nutrition services in Oshie, a village in Northwest Cameroon, the integrated health center (IHC) was not functional. This meant that people living in the town and its surrounding villages had to travel to Njikwa District Hospital, which is 8 km (5 miles) away …

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Relieving the Effects of Conflict With Women’s and Girls’ Safe Spaces

Though the November 2022 cessation of hostilities agreement was signed between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the effects and trauma of the war in Tigray still linger among community members in the northern regions of Ethiopia. In the Afar region, displaced people, host communities and returnees are experiencing these compounding …

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