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Earthquake in Afghanistan

At 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Paktika and Khost provinces of Afghanistan, causing huge damage, killing at least 1,000 people, injuring more than 1,500 and causing widespread damage to infrastructure and homes. Gayan district in Paktika province—where International Medical Corps has been working for years—was the worst-affected. International Medical …

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We Are Helping People Affected by Conflict in Ukraine

Conflict between armed groups and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine has affected millions of people since fighting began there in April 2014. International Medical Corps and our Ukraine team have taken immediate measures to ensure the safety of staff in the country, are monitoring the highly fluid situation and stand ready to expand relief services …

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We Are Responding to the Kentucky Tornadoes

On December 10 and 11, 2021, a series of more than 30 tornadoes spawned by powerful storms swept through six states in the central and southern US, causing significant damage and more than 90 deaths—a number that could increase as search-and-rescue operations continue. Kentucky was especially devastated by the storms, with at least 80 deaths. …

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Why Libya Needs Future Doctors Like Me

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by science, especially biology. By the time I started high school in 2010, I knew I wanted to become a doctor. At first, my decision to pursue medicine seemed like a smart idea; I thought that the health system in Libya would improve and provide new …

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We Are Responding to the Floods in Europe

Western Europe has been devastated by flooding from heavy rains that started July 14.   Germany has been most affected, with entire towns inundated by water and at least 173 deaths. Officials note that between 60,000 and 70,000 people have been displaced—and with vast damage to homes, public buildings and utilities, recovery will be a …

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International Medical Corps Approved as an Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 Provider; First NGO Worldwide to Receive Classification in both Fixed and Mobile EMT Type 1

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified humanitarian organization and premier first responder International Medical Corps as an Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 provider, capable of deploying quickly and providing medical services in response to a disaster anywhere in the world. The WHO created the EMT concept to standardize medical deployments in the event …

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We Are Responding to the COVID-19 Surge in India

India is currently fighting a wave of COVID-19 that began in March, is sickening hundreds of thousand each day and is killing thousands—and these numbers are likely vastly underreported, showcasing the severity of this surge.   The current situation is extremely serious. At the current rate of infection, it is projected that 1 million people …

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We Are Responding to the Earthquake in Central Croatia

Just after noon local time on Tuesday, 29 December, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck central Croatia about 30 miles southeast of the capital, Zagreb, near the towns of Petrinja and Sisak. According to initial reports, seven people have died, and scores have been injured, some seriously. These numbers are expected to rise as search-and-rescue efforts continue. …

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Lifesaving Clinics In South Kordofan

South Kordofan is one of Sudan’s 18 provinces, located in the southernmost part of the country, with South Sudan as its neighbour. Shadowed by the long-running and devastating Darfur War, South Kordofan—a region only partly controlled by the Sudanese government and engaged in a complex conflict of its own—remains relatively unknown to many people around …

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How Zihera Survived

Political instability has been part of everyday life in the Central African Republic (CAR) for decades. But since conflict broke out in 2013, life has been defined by war. Despite the signing of a peace agreement in February 2019, conflict continues to flare up, often unpredictably and near civilian centres. Today, one in four Central …

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