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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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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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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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Nepal Rescue Mission Brings Awakening Amid Destruction

As we reflect on International Medical Corps’ 40-year history, we’re highlighting some of the courageous volunteers and staff members who have dedicated their lives over the years to helping others. This profile of Dr. Michael Karch is the first in that series. When planes hit the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, …

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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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Helping Children in Gaza Break Free from Fear and Shame

Nine-year-old Aliyah* started to wet her bed after the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalated in May 2021. The airstrikes and bombardment that followed left her so fearful that she was afraid to even step outside her home, especially at night. Sleeping became a source of anxiety for her, and her academic performance deteriorated. “I have nightmares about …

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