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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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June Snapshots 2024

Increasing Ukrainian Mothers’ Knowledge About Nutrition International Medical Corps battles malnutrition by providing quality nutrition services during crisis and recovery, when communities are most vulnerable. We’re addressing nutrition needs in 20 countries and territories, including Ukraine. On International Children’s Day in June, our Nutrition team in Ukraine held an event in Irpin—a suburb of Kyiv …

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Phillip Is Seizure-Free—and Thriving

When Phillip Daniel Awuo was 15 years old, he collapsed on the ground, convulsing involuntarily and momentarily losing consciousness. His family rallied around him, not sure what to do. When he recovered, he had no memory of the event. It was the first of many seizures Phillip endured before being diagnosed and treated for epilepsy. …

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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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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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Fleeing War in Sudan, Refugees Find Hope in South Sudan

On April 15, 2023, clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces erupted in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Over the past year, the fighting has spread nationwide, displacing about 8.2 million people inside and outside of Sudan, which now has the world’s largest number of displaced people and the most significant …

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A Look Back: Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

International Medical Corps’ history in Ukraine dates back to 1999, but we’ve working consistently in the country since 2014, when conflict broke out in the southeast. Based in Mariupol, our team provided outpatient primary healthcare, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and treatment services, and immunization support. When Russia invaded Ukraine …

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December Snapshots 2023

Bringing Vital Mental Health Services to Ukraine The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had significant effects on the mental health of people throughout the country. International Medical Corps has a long history of working both directly and with local partner organisations in Ukraine to provide mental health services to people affected by the unseen wounds …

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