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Florida. Pakistan. The Horn of Africa. Ukraine. Afghanistan. If you’re keeping up with the news cycle, it seems like there’s a new emergency popping up at the forefront faster than we can even process the emergency that occurred before it. And with so many disasters happening around the world, it can feel flustering to decide […]

International Medical Corps: A Team Effort Helps Save a Two-Week-Old Infant in Haiti

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When a massive earthquake rocked Haiti on August 14, more than 650,000 people were left in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, while more than half of healthcare facilities were damaged or destroyed. At the request of the Haitian government, International Medical Corps staff and volunteers deployed our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Fixed Type 1 facility—a […]

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Solar Power Brings Clean Water to Refugees

Solar panels are installed in Damboa, Nigeria

In 2020, International Medical Corps used diesel-fueled trucks to deliver approximately 315,000 liters of clean water daily across five refugee camps in Nigeria. Clean water is essential for drinking, cooking, sanitation and hygiene, which helps to prevent malnutrition, infection and disease. Though our assistance was invaluable, delivering water by truck is not cost-effective or energy-efficient. […]

Having fled war, Syrian mothers give birth during a deadly pandemic

A health care worker holds a newborn baby. Logo: International Medical Corps

Original post published May 6, 2021 on the International Medical Corps website. This week we’re featuring our Charity Alliance partner International Medical Corps! Learn about the vital work they’re doing to support Syrian refugee mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic in this guest blog post. Since the 1947–49 Palestine war, Jordan has been a refuge for […]

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Last-Mile Delivery During a Pandemic

As the global COVID-19 vaccine rollout gets underway, humanitarian organizations such as International Medical Corps are using their expertise in community health to mount effective vaccination campaigns in the countries where they work. With our decades of experience managing outbreaks of infectious disease—from helping to eradicate wild polio in Africa, to supporting cholera vaccinations in […]

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Community Health Workers in DRC Help Stop Spread of Disease

To view this story on our website and see accompanying pictures, please click here: “When the Ebola outbreak was declared, community health workers came to my house to talk to me about Ebola prevention, but I did not believe I was at risk and I strongly resisted,” says Mayongezo, a man who lives in […]

The numbers behind COVID-19 response with International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps workers setting up tents in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital.

Every day, Americans rely on the numbers of the global coronavirus pandemic to understand the fundamentals: growth, threat, duration and impact. We look to numbers of those infected, those recovered and passed, hospital capacity, number of ventilators and masks needed or delivered that day, the inventory numbers at our nearby grocery stores, the clocks to […]

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: A First Responder’s story from Somalia

First Responder Abdi cares for a patient in Somalia.

For more than 20 years, Abdi* has cared for Somalia’s sick as a nurse with International Medical Corps in Somalia. He started his work with International Medical Corps in 1996. Over the years he has responded to disease outbreaks in three different regions of Somalia and saved countless lives. Today, he sees about 50 patients […]