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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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How Climate Change Will Change the Future of Humanitarian Response

With each passing day, climate change is getting more real. It does not distinguish between the rich or the poor, the powerful or the weak. Sooner or later, every person on the planet will feel its effects—and a growing body of evidence indicates it will be sooner rather than later. As a global humanitarian organization, …

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Daring to Dream

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war, now in its ninth year. The entry below is the second written by Dr. Esmail …

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Emergency Response to the Conflict in Sudan

On April 15, clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces erupted in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Due to the conflict, large segments of the population have been completely cut off from essential services, hundreds have been killed nationwide and thousands have been injured. Sudan has long been plagued by tribal …

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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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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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Ebola Response Efforts Ramp up as Virus Spreads and Case Numbers Increase

Earlier today, one new case of Ebola was confirmed in Mbandaka, a bustling port city of some one million people along the Congo River in Equateur Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The city is more than 90 miles from Bikoro health zone, where the two previous lab-confirmed cases were reported. According …

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