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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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January Snapshots 2024

Creating Accessible Resources in the DRC Years after the official end of a decade-long civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violence remains pervasive throughout the eastern part of the country. Sexual abuse of women and children continues to escalate, and more than one-third of the population lacks access to basic healthcare. …

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Responding to the Growing Displacement Crisis in the DRC

Violent clashes in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have forced tens of thousands from their homes in search of safety. Since January 2024, more than 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have sheltered in the Kirotshe health zone—which includes Goma, the capital of North Kivu province—at nearby IDP camps. Until recently, International Medical Corps …

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Reaching the Displaced with Mobile Medical Clinics in DRC

For several months, the province of North Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has faced an increase in fighting, resulting in more than 90,000 displaced people crossing into South Kivu province. Today, more than 1 million people are living in camps around the city of Goma in North …

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Braving Challenging Conditions to Provide Hope and Health

International Medical Corps staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) face great challenges in carrying out their humanitarian missions. The magnitude of the situation there is causing some of these staff members to rethink how they can best help people in the communities we serve. Djaile Malulu Kabwe works on our Protection team in …

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Reaching the Vaccine Hesitant in the DRC

Out of a population of 108 million, only 6.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) so far. Convincing people to be vaccinated is still a big challenge, and there are many reasons why vaccination isn’t yet widespread. Some people lack information about the vaccine, while many others …

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Women Making a Difference in the DRC

The women of International Medical Corps’ mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working on all fronts to make sure that our activities there run as smoothly as possible. They don’t spare any effort and are as active as they can be. They’ll even go as far as carrying boxes of medicines …

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Helping Women and Children, the Victims of War in the DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been experiencing violence and conflict since 1996, with some periods of calm that are more precarious than others. After the first wars in 1996, which were aimed at changing the political regime, foreign armies waged wars on Congolese soil. Later, there were wars of rebellion against the …

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Snapshots April 2022

Providing Supplies Where They’re Needed Most Our teams worldwide embody commitment. No matter what obstacles confront them, our staff in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) always find a way to ensure that crucial medicines and supplies reach communities that need them. In Afghanistan, our teams provide healthcare services to the people of Nuristan …

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Snapshots March 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine Our team is expanding its relief efforts inside Ukraine in response to the war there, as well as in neighboring countries, to provide medical, mental health and protection services to the millions of people affected by the conflict. In Poland, our team conducted a series …

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Encouraging Breastfeeding in the DRC

Women from the surrounding villages gather in Bingo Health Center in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), having walked as far as 10 kilometers to deliver their babies at the facility or to receive pre- or post-natal care. There, they also learn about breastfeeding. “A lack of knowledge of …

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