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You’re Busy Trying to Survive a War—and Now You’re Out of Anti-Depressants

In Gaza, a growing mental health crisis is threatening vulnerable civilians. International Medical Corps is helping

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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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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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How Amena Rebuilt Her Health and Confidence

At just 14 years old, Amena was hit by a rocket shell, changing her life forever. By age 20, she was struggling with both her physical and mental health. Our European Union-supported team was there to help.

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Helping Improve Muhannad’s Self-Esteem

Throughout his life, 10-year-old Muhannad had struggled with his self-confidence. He felt isolated and struggled to interact with others. Then he met our European Union-supported mobile medical team.

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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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As Attacks on Ukraine’s Healthcare System Continue, We’re Supporting Facilities

Ukraine’s health facilities have been hit hard by war. Between February 2022, when Russia launched its full-fledged invasion, and April 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) documented 1,682 attacks on the healthcare system, including health providers, facilities, supplies, warehouses and transport. And there is no sign of the illegal attacks stopping. At International Medical Corps, …

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Six-Month Update: Our Emergency Responses in Israel and Gaza

Israel In Israel, where International Medical Corps does not have an operational presence, we are supporting ongoing response and recovery efforts by long-time partner JDC, which is providing health and mental health services to affected communities—with a focus on children, older people and people with disabilities—as well as training first responders and healthcare workers. Gaza …

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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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