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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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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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Nurturing Hope Amid Healthcare Disparities

Abdul’s parents were deeply concerned about their child, as he struggled with and suffered from recurrent seizures that affected his development. Our mobile medical teams were there to help.

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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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The Lifesaving Role of Midwives and Birth Attendants

Every year, an estimated 300,000 women and 3 million newborns die from complications during pregnancy, childbirth or other neonatal causes. More than 90% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and most could be prevented with the simple, low-cost care of a skilled midwife—a profession that is tragically under-represented across the world. Midwives …

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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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