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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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You’re Busy Trying to Survive a War—and Now You’re Out of Anti-Depressants

Halima—a 43-year-old Gazan woman—is one of the 280 million people worldwide who live with depression. Before the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war in October 2023, she managed her mental health condition using anti-depressants. Life wasn’t easy, but the medication helped her care for her four children and make a living selling homemade cleaning products out …

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How We’re Helping the Displaced People of Kharkiv

Kharkivska oblast in northeast Ukraine has been battered by attacks since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022. On May 10, 2024, Russia launched a new offensive on the region, leading to rapidly escalating violence and destruction—and massive displacement. The threats of daily bombings and attacks in the oblast have forced 25,000 people to …

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

When violence and instability displace people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), our teams respond with medical care. In Minova, a town in the Kalehe Territory, the population has surged as people from neighbouring areas seek shelter from the fighting. These internally displaced persons (IDPs) come to our mobile medical units (MMUs) to …

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Helping Government Partners Better Navigate an Emergency Response

International Medical Corps’ Humanitarian Response Training Unit (HRTU) is responsible for strengthening the capacity of humanitarians, helping NGOs and governments to become better first responders. Twice a year, the HRTU team holds training simulations for senior staff members from any US government agency that interacts with our largest donor, the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), …

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May Snapshots 2024

Sharing Good Health Practices in Mali In Mali, our staff recently visited the village of Barbé in the central region of Mopti to conduct health awareness sessions and home visits. Internal political instability and violence have caused hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes, livestock and livelihoods in search of safety. Today more …

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International Medical Corps Implements Campaign to Address Malnutrition in Gaza

Global humanitarian organisation International Medical Corps, working in partnership with UNICEF and the Gaza and Palestine Nutrition Cluster, is implementing the “Find and Treat” campaign to address growing rates of malnutrition among children under 5 in Gaza. According to a recent needs assessment by the Global Nutrition Cluster, the situation in Gaza is alarming: the …

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

In the middle of the Jordanian desert, a city of white corrugated-steel buildings stands in the dust. Azraq refugee camp opened in 2014 to ease overcrowding in Zaatari, Jordan’s other refugee camp. However, life in the camp has never been easy for the 42,000 Syrians who live behind its chain-link fences. “At first, there was …

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Are You Ready for Atlantic Hurricane Season?

Every year, devastating storms and climate-related events rip through the east coast of Central America and the Gulf Coast of the United States, causing billions in damage and robbing communities of their sense of security. Though the frequency and strength of these disasters are unpredictable, there’s one that’s not: Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from …

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Humanitarian Operations and Supply Routes Must Be Protected to Help the Civilians of Gaza

International Medical Corps, which currently is operating two field hospitals in Gaza addressing the urgent medical needs of civilians there, is calling on all parties in the conflict to safeguard the delivery of healthcare, protect medical responders and facilities, and ensure access to quality care for civilians caught in the fighting. Recent escalating conflict in …

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Special Visits Help Libya Field Teams

Humanitarian needs caused by catastrophic flooding have persisted in northeast Libya since torrential rains from Storm Daniel caused two dams to collapse upstream from the coastal city of Derna in September 2023. The disaster exacerbated already-limited capacity in hospitals and primary healthcare (PHC) facilities—characterised by medication and staff shortages, infrastructure damage and insufficient equipment. During …

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