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A Decade of Service: International Medical Corps in Azraq Refugee Camp

When Jordan’s Azraq camp for Syrian refugees opened in 2014, International Medical Corps was there.

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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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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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A Look Back: Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

International Medical Corps’ history in Ukraine dates back to 1999, but we’ve working consistently in the country since 2014, when conflict broke out in the southeast. Based in Mariupol, our team provided outpatient primary healthcare, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and treatment services, and immunization support. When Russia invaded Ukraine …

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Top Ten Images of Humanitarian Aid from 2023

Like so many recent years, 2023 was a year of challenge and heartbreak for too many communities worldwide—wars rage on, the dangerous effects of climate change are on the rise and millions of people have been displaced from their homes, facing an uncertain future. Yet with the help of our global community of generous supporters, …

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Empowering Women and Girls Around the World

In times of crisis, violence against women and girls can escalate. International Medical Corps is at the forefront of preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) in countries around the world. Our teams offer community-based services not only to prevent violence but also to reduce stigma for survivors and promote women’s empowerment and economic independence. …

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Preparing for Winter in Afghanistan After Deadly Earthquakes

In Herat province, Afghanistan, communities were already preparing for a harsh winter when back-to-back earthquakes devastated the area. The quakes —each around 6.3 magnitude— hit on October 7, 10 and 15, and were each followed by several aftershocks. The series of quakes leveled villages, buried families and left entire communities homeless. According to OCHA, nearly …

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When Disaster Struck Morocco and Libya, We Rushed In

When catastrophic natural disasters struck Morocco and Libya, International Medical Corps responded immediately. As usual, we are working with local partners and public authorities to provide critical care and supplies in the aftermath of these tragedies—and will expand the scope of our responses as needs dictate. Massive Earthquake in Morocco On September 8, a 6.8-magnitude …

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A Tale of Resilience and Sandstorms

At International Medical Corps, we’ve earned a reputation for being “first there, no matter where.” No matter how complex the challenges, no matter how remote the location, we’re committed to bringing lifesaving medical care and supplies to those who need it most. This story highlights the embodiment of this spirit: our team in Iraq, who …

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Reaching Displaced People with Mobile Medical Clinics in DRC

For several months, the province of North Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has faced an increase in fighting, resulting in more than 90,000 displaced people crossing into South Kivu province. Today, more than 1 million people are living in camps around the city of Goma in North …

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