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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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Malnutrition Training Saves Yemeni Mothers’ and Babies’ Lives

35-year-old Libia knows the harsh reality of living with food insecurity. A few years ago, she lost her youngest child to complications caused by malnutrition, and the loss haunts her every day. However, as a parent and farmer in rural Al Dhale’e governorate, one of the regions of Yemen hardest-hit by conflict, food shortages and …

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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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From Flood Survivors to International Medical Corps WASH Promoters

In the early hours of September 11, 2023, Tayseer El-Haj and Dr. Rowayda Kalfah were working as emergency first responders, helping people affected by Storm Daniel, which had brought sudden heavy rainfall, flooding and devastation to northeastern Libya the day before. Tayseer was volunteering for the Libya Red Crescent at one location in the coastal …

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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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After Monsoon Flooding, Clean Water Is Everything

When monsoon flooding hit Pakistan in 2022, infrastructure was severely damaged or destroyed, leaving villagers without sources of clean water or modern sanitation. Since then, our water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) team has worked tirelessly to repair and rebuild these systems in flood-affected areas, including the Shaheed Benazirabad district of Sindh province. “Over the past …

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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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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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Fighting Cholera in 2024: What You Should Know

In 2024, nobody needs to die because of cholera. We have already eradicated it in many countries. After major outbreaks in the 19th century, Europe and North America have eliminated cholera by improving water and sanitation infrastructure. We can easily treat cholera. Drinking an oral rehydration solution (water with added sugar and salts) helps most …

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