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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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Building Trust and Health in Venezuela’s Indigenous Communities

When International Medical Corps staff members visit the small and remote villages in the Orinoco River Basin of Venezuela, the local populations are eager to learn how to take care of their health. Without easy access to the state healthcare system, our mobile medical units (MMUs) often provide the best—and only—access to healthcare services and …

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

Ukraine’s health facilities have been hit hard by war. Between February 2022, when Russia launched its full-fledged invasion, and April 2024, the World Health Organisation (WHO) documented 1,682 attacks on the healthcare system, including health providers, facilities, supplies, warehouses and transport. And there is no sign of the illegal attacks stopping. At International Medical Corps, …

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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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Delivering Lifesaving Care and Services in Northwest Cameroon

Since 2008, International Medical Corps has provided lifesaving nutrition and health services in Cameroon’s Northwest region, where armed conflict presents significant challenges to the delivery of humanitarian aid. Violence displaces families, interferes with freedom of movement and limits access to health services. Despite these hazards, our staff in Cameroon operates across the underserved Northwest region, …

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Malaria: What Should You Know?

Malaria is a life-threatening disease that causes neurologic problems and can lead to death if it goes untreated. Nearly half a million children under 5 die from malaria each year in Africa—roughly one death each minute. In Cameroon, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) recently began the world’s first routine immunization program against the mosquito-borne …

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A Decade of Waiting: Omar’s Life-Changing Surgery

The war in Syria cost Omar his left foot and severely injured his eye and the left side of his face. His injuries were so severe that he’d given up on education and building a future. Then he met our team.

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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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Skills-Based Training Helps Doctors Treat Chronic Diseases

In times of war, treatable medical conditions can turn deadly when health facilities are damaged or destroyed. This brutal reality rings true in Ukraine. In 2021, before the Russian invasion launched the country into full-blown war, 91% of deaths were from chronic diseases, also known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Currently, 9 million people in Ukraine …

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