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For Hurricane Dorian Survivors, Emotional Distress Lingers

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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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Battling the Threats of Stress and Depression Through Sports

There’s little space for youth recreational activities at the Khazir displacement camp in northern Iraq, nor is there a place where adolescents can relax and enjoy other informal social interaction. Limited resources and the lack of opportunities to engage in friendly competitive activities have added to the emotional burden for “tweens,” young teens and near-adult …

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Ines: A Legacy of Supporting Refugees

Irbid is a city in northern Jordan, located 43 miles north of the capital Amman and only a short drive from the Syrian border. I recently returned from Irbid, where—among other things—International Medical Corps runs a maternity ward, thanks to the support of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The facility supports …

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35 Years of Hope

What connects us? No matter where we come from or who we are, we are bound together as humans across space and time. We are a tapestry woven throughout this wild and beautiful earth, made up of disparate and diverse pieces that, when viewed from afar, merge into one unified image. From the most privileged …

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Saving Children’s Lives at a Modest Cost

It cost just $50 for the medicines needed to save baby Shamekh. Indeed, the entire three-week treatment provided by International Medical Corps to rescue the 17-month-old Yemeni boy from death’s door totaled just $511. That sum included all direct treatment costs for Shamekh during his three-week stay at Al Dorah Hospital, where International Medical Corps …

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Health Is a Human Right, the Foundation of a Dignified Life

Note from the editor: In this article, published to observe Human Rights Day, International Medical Corps reflects on the importance of health as a human right. We also share some examples from the frontlines, where our committed healthcare workers put theory into practice, helping people who have had their lives ripped apart by conflict to …

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Laying the Foundation for Training Communities

Dr. Janice Edwards will never forget how she felt when Hurricane Dorian ravaged her hometown on Grand Bahama island while she was 130 miles away in Nassau, nervously awaiting news of her family and friends who stayed behind. “I’m so proud of the strength of our people.” –Dr. Janice Edwards-Rowlands Hurricane Dorian slammed into the …

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The Dream of Rosier Days

“I want to name her Joury [rose], after my favorite flower. Hopefully, her days will be rosier than mine.” This is what Rania* told the doctor when she delivered her third daughter and was asked to name her. Rania is a 33-year-old displaced Syrian residing in a small town in Southern Lebanon. She has three …

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Nurto and Hakumo: Two Women Defying the Odds in Somalia

Nurto from Baidoa in Somalia is only 30 years old—but already on the verge of giving up. Conflict has driven her from her home, she is in pain and her father’s death is weighing heavily on her. She will get through this, but she doesn’t know that yet. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Hakumo, whose childhood in southwestern …

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