Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is International Medical Corps and what does it do?

    We are a nonprofit relief and development organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through medical services, training, relief and development programs. We not only respond to emergencies, but we use innovative programs to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, such as poverty, hunger and disease.

  • Where does International Medical Corps work?

    We work wherever the need takes us. Since our inception in 1984, we have worked in more than 80 nations on six continents. Today we are active in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean. View where we work.

  • How is International Medical Corps different from other non-profits?

    Unlike many other relief organizations, we stay long after the crisis has ended, providing training and tools to help communities fully recover, regain their footing and move forward on the path to self-reliance. We believe that no emergency response effort is complete without passing on the skills and resources that people need to be able to care of themselves.

  • Where does International Medical Corps get its funding?

    International Medical Corps receives funding from public and private sources. Our work would not be possible without the generosity of corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals like you.

  • How much of my donation goes to International Medical Corps programs?

    89 percent of donations go to support our programs in the field. Our efficient operations have earned International Medical Corps the highest possible charity-watchdog honors.

  • Why do you have programs other than healthcare?

    International Medical Corps takes a holistic approach to health. We believe medical care is just one component of good health. For example, without clean water and nutritious food, there cannot be good health.

  • How can I work or volunteer for International Medical Corps?

    To view our current and anticipated openings, visit the employment page on our website. When you find an opening that matches your skill set, submit your resume along with the online application. You will be contacted by one of our Human Resources representatives for an interview if your qualifications meet our current needs.

  • How does International Medical Corps ensure the safety of its field staff?

    International Medical Corps has security staff at both the HQ and field level trained to deal with a variety of emergency situations. All staff members sent to the field, no matter the length of the assignment, receive security briefings tailored to the country where they are to work.

  • How can I help?

    The difference really starts with you. There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of people affected by poverty, war, natural disaster and disease. By making a donation, no matter the size, you are ensuring that people around the world have what they need to survive and recover. Together, we can spread the word about International Medical Corps and the issues that need our help.

  • What is International Medical Corps’ commitment to compliance and ethics?

    International Medical Corps works to the highest standards of integrity. We have a zero tolerance approach to all forms of fraud, bribery and corruption. Our Ethics and Compliance Department helps make sure that our employees, directors, officers, consultants and other business partners respect and uphold the standards in our Code of Ethics and Conduct, as well as the legal, regulatory and donor requirements under which we operate.

  • Whom do I contact for media inquiries?

    Please contact the Communications Department at the International Medical Corps Headquarters in Los Angeles at 310.826.7800 or via email at

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Phone: 310-826-7800
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