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

As the war grinds on in Ukraine, we’re helping health facilities to continue saving lives despite difficulties and danger.

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April Snapshots 2024

Providing Health Services in Venezuela Venezuela’s severe economic crisis has weakened its healthcare system, with many health facilities lacking the basic supplies needed to provide primary healthcare and to prevent and treat illnesses. In addition to providing staff to conduct medical consultations, we’ve helped to strengthen the health system in Venezuela by providing training for …

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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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How We Fight Preventable Disease Through Vaccinations

Every year, approximately 4 million deaths are prevented by childhood vaccinations. In countries around the world, International Medical Corps delivers lifesaving immunizations—especially to children under 5—in underserved, hard-to-reach communities. In honour of World Immunization Week (April 24–30), we’re sharing the stories of our teams in a few of these countries across Africa and the Middle …

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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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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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Growing a Healthier Tomorrow

When Tamenech Assale wakes up in her village in Ethiopia, she thinks about the eight children who rely on her. She’s a mother and grandmother, and she and her farmer husband struggle to provide for them. Their grandson, Tesfahun, whose mother left the family and whose father is away because of military service, was suffering …

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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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Using WASH to ‘Change Lives from Negative to Positive’

A Senior Hygiene Promotion Officer based in Yemen, Esmail Al-Sabahi is passionate about his work. “We try to alleviate the suffering of those people who are affected by armed conflict in Yemen,” Esmail says. “I cannot even express my love for my work—I am so happy and proud to work with International Medical Corps. And …

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Daring to Dream

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war, now in its ninth year. The entry below is the second written by Dr. Esmail …

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