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More Than Medicine: How We Care for Displaced People in the DRC

Our teams bring care to displaced families and host communities affected by the ongoing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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One Year On: Syria & Türkiye Earthquakes

On February 6, 2023, two earthquakes—7.8- and 7.5-magnitude—struck Syria and Türkiye, followed by more than 570 aftershocks over the next 24 hours. The earthquakes resulted in: more than 56,000 deaths, with many thousands more injured nearly 245,000 buildings being damaged or completely destroyed the displacement of 5.6 million people an estimated $39.3 billion in damages …

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Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria Lead to a Rapid Response

On February 6, massive 7.8- and 7.5-magnitude earthquakes struck southern Turkey along its border with Syria, leaving more than 50,000 dead. The initial earthquakes were followed by thousands of aftershocks, including a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Turkey’s Hatay province just two weeks later, causing additional damage. The first earthquake on February 6 struck while most …

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We Are Responding to the Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

At 4:17 a.m. local time on February 6, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Turkey near the city of Gaziantep, along the border with Syria. Just 11 minutes later, the region was struck again, by a 6.7 magnitude aftershock. These strong quakes were followed by more in the early afternoon, with a 7.5 magnitude …

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Snapshots October

We Are Responding to Emergencies in Turkey and the Philippines On October 30, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 8 miles northeast of the Greek island of Samos, mainly affecting the western province and city of İzmir, Turkey. The earthquake has caused severe damage to homes and health facilities. As survivors have gathered in emergency shelters, …

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We Are Helping People Affected by the Earthquake in Turkey

On Friday, October 30, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 8 miles northeast of the Greek island of Samos, mainly affecting the western province and city of İzmir, Turkey, but felt as far away as Istanbul, Bodrum, Mugla and Manisa. The province has since been shaken by almost 1,150 aftershocks, with 43 of them more powerful …

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UN salutes aid workers on the frontlines during pandemic

On World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations is honoring frontline health workers including doctors, nurses, midwifes and volunteers. John McGhie, Emergency response director for the Middle East, Asia and Europe at the International Medical Corps has more.

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Health Is a Human Right, the Foundation of a Dignified Life

Note from the editor: In this article, published to observe Human Rights Day, International Medical Corps reflects on the importance of health as a human right. We also share some examples from the frontlines, where our committed healthcare workers put theory into practice, helping people who have had their lives ripped apart by conflict to …

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“Stepping Out of My Dark Room”

“My life was dark. I spent most of the time in my room and wouldn’t let anyone in.” This is how Ali—a 21-year-old Syrian refugee living in Turkey—described his life just a few months ago. Given what Ali has been through, his outlook on life isn’t that surprising. Ali was forced from his home in …

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Brutal Civil War in Syria Spans More Than a Decade

This month, Syria’s relentless civil war is more than a decade old. The humanitarian crisis left in the wake of this conflict will only grow in the years to come. The fighting, which has claimed an estimated 500,000 lives, has caused more than half of the country’s pre-war population of 21 million to flee their …

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