Snapshots November 2021

From Pakistan to Somalia, see the impact you’ve had as a supporter of our work this month.

Standing United Against Gender-Based Violence

On November 25, we marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, kicking off 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

From South Sudan to Pakistan to Iraq, many of our teams around the world began their 16 Days campaign with a series of community activities and discussions about how everyone can work together to end violence against women and girls.

Fighting COVID-19 Around the World

We continue to fight COVID-19 and support vaccination efforts in the US and around the world.

Supporting Vaccination Efforts

As the Omicron variant starts to spread, we’re reminded that the pandemic is far from over. Awareness is growing that no one will be safe from COVID-19 until everyone has access to effective vaccines. We continue our fight against the virus around the world — by supporting vaccination campaigns, treating cases, distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) and more.

In India, we’re supporting immunization efforts by our local partners, including Doctors For You, which has deployed teams throughout the country to reach rural populations struggling to access the vaccine. Watch them in action on PBS Newshour.

Continuing to Provide Services in Tigray

It has been more than a year since the start of the Tigray conflict, and northern Ethiopia’s security situation continues to deteriorate. The conflict has displaced millions of people and rendered more than 1,500 health facilities non-functional.

We have 23 mobile medical units that have reached more than 1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) settled in 37 sites spread across the region. Our teams are providing integrated healthcare, nutrition services, gender-based violence treatment and prevention services, mental health and psychosocial support, and water, sanitation and hygiene services.

Celebrating World Toilet Day

On November 19, we celebrated World Toilet Day — a day to raise awareness about the importance of toilets and sanitation.

As part of our celebration, our Pakistan team and those they serve shared creative expressions of what the toilet means to them.

Our team in Yemen also celebrated the day by raising awareness of the importance of sanitation. With the cooperation of teachers, students, elders and community health volunteers, our staff held a celebration in Mathbah, Ma’ain district, next to an International Medical Corps-supported water point. The team also gave a handwashing demonstration and spoke to community members about the dangers of open defecation and the benefits of toilet use.

Providing Healthcare in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is tragically becoming one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, with 8.7 million people facing emergency levels of hunger this winter. As we have since our founding there in 1984, we’re providing emergency and primary healthcare, as well as training.

Offering Mental Health Training in Libya

Training saves lives. In collaboration with the International Organization for Migration, we conducted a two-day training in Tripoli on guidelines and best practices on how to connect persons in need of mental health support to the right services available to them in their communities.

Delivering Lifesaving Services in Lebanon

In the face of crippling economic decline, a struggling health system and a dire medication shortage in Lebanon, our team continues its lifesaving work.

Recognizing World AIDS Day in Cameroon

Our team in Cameroon marked this important day by raising awareness, tackling stigmas around the virus and providing consultations for patients. Thank you to our fantastic team!

Take a Look Back at Our Annual Awards Celebration

To each of you who joined us for our virtual Annual Awards Celebration on November 2 — thank you! If you missed it, you can still take a moment to celebrate the courage of our colleagues on the frontlines.

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