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International Medical Corps

'Everyone You See Here Fled'

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Erbil, Iraq--When Iraqi forces pushed to retake Islamic State-held villages west of the Tigris River town of Makhmour in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, the ...

Addressing Global Mental Health Challenges and Finding Solutions

Inka Weissbecker | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Inka Weissbecker

Francis spent two years with his foot tied to a wooden log in a shed. He suffered from psychosis but his family was unable to help him because they ha...

The Baghdad Boil: Fighting a Painful Flesh Parasite Affecting Iraq's Displaced

Crystal Wells | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Dohuk, Iraq--When Zahra's family heard Islamic State ISIL forces had captured the nearby northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in the summer of 2014, they fle...

Stories of Refugees on the Long Road to Europe

Crystal Wells | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Hazam, 35, could no longer see a future for himself and his family in Deir al-Zour, a city that has been a flashpoint in the country's five-year-long civil war. A physical fitness teacher, Hazam could no longer work, while his wife was pregnant with their fourth child.

The Orphans We Are Left With

Crystal Wells | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When government health worker Brima Kamara arrived in Pate-Bana, a small town of some 2,000 souls in north-central Sierra Leone, it was eerily quiet, the sun-baked, red dirt streets empty.

"As Long as You Have Life, You Have Hope:" A Village in Liberia Tries to Find Hope and Healing after Ebola

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When everyone died in the house next door, Lorpu Titus, 44, thought she was next. "I was so depressed," Lorpu says. "I would just sit at home feeling ...

In Guinea, Disbelief Around Ebola as Stubborn as the Virus Itself

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Crystal Wells

Guinea was the source of the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. As the virus cut its deadly path through families, communities and a worried nation, it was aided by unwilling accomplices--rumors, suspicion and misinformation.

'I Thought I Would Never See Again': After Surviving Ebola, Health Complications Persist for Many

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Comfort Kollie remembers the day she was discharged from International Medical Corps' Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) like it was yesterday. "It was a Friday," she says. "Someone came in [to the ETU and asked,] "Where is Comfort? You are Ebola-free today.'"

Facebook Users Donated More Than $15 Million For Nepal Relief In A Week

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

Facebook users did way more than just “like” inspiring stories coming out of Nepal after it was struck by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake. In a mat...

Free at Last! (But Not Forever)

Adam C. Levine | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Adam C. Levine

If all goes as planned, sometime today the World Health Organization will officially declare Liberia to be free at last of the deadly Ebola virus, having passed through the requisite 42-day window without a single new case of the disease.

Facebook Is Matching Every Dollar Donated To Nepal Earthquake Relief Through Its Site

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact

Facebook is helping users connect with loved ones affected by the earthquake in Nepal and stretch their donation dollars. The social networking sit...

Dispatch From Liberia: No Condition Is Permanent

Adam C. Levine | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

I sigh with relief. We've lost many patients since opening the ETU almost two weeks ago, but tonight -- my very last night here -- it doesn't look like anyone's going to die.

Dispatch From Liberia: Ebola Rising

Adam C. Levine | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

On the evening of June 23, a middle-aged woman walked into the emergency room of Phebe Hospital with a fever. Located in Bong County in the rural heart of Liberia, Phebe was known as one of the best hospitals in the country.

Dispatch from Liberia: Ebola 101

Adam C. Levine | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

As I watch the woman seizing in front of me though, I do not feel helplessness, but shame. In many ways, learning how to care for patients with Ebola means unlearning some of my most basic clinical instincts.

The Landlocked Island

Dennis Walto | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Dennis Walto

The new refugee caseload now joins the Darfur refugees from the east who have lived in Chad for more than 10 years. In looking at the geographic pressures from all sides, Chad prepares to become the Jordan of Africa, the eye of the regional storm.

My Country Is Gone

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

The bombings alone didn't force Anout and her family to flee their home in a small Syrian town near the border with Iraq. Nor did the missile attacks. Nor the scarcity of food, the closing of all the schools, the loss of electricity. Anout's family -- two boys and three girls -- endured all of it.

Smile Through It!

Georgina Miranda | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

Smiling is a part of my life. Those that know me, know it's my truth. As a consultant and general observer in life, the reality of the need for more smiles has set in.

Redefining First Response

Nancy Aossey | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Nancy Aossey

Thirty years of experience have taught us that far more lives can be saved by training local residents, giving them the resources and tools they need to be their own First Responders before a crisis hits.

Building Resilience, Saving Lives

Dennis Walto | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Dennis Walto

International Medical Corps' Dennis Walto details the organization's approach to delivering sustainable, humanitarian support in the field. Having wor...

When the Impossible Becomes Possible: Summiting Mt. Everest

Georgina Miranda | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

On May 21st at 10:15 a.m., I had the privilege of standing on top of the world, Mt. Everest.

Patience, Hope, Faith -The Final Push on Mt. Everest is Near!

Georgina Miranda | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

It is near the final stretch of my Everest for Congo Women Climb and time to put the 6 plus weeks of living on the mountain and preparation to the test! In just a few days I will begin the journey from Everest Base Camp, 17,500 feet, to hopefully the top of the world, 29,028 feet.

Perspective and Inspiration: Everest 2013

Georgina Miranda | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

I am day 3 into my Everest for Congo expedition and it feels like yesterday that I was on this adventure two years prior.

From Antonovs to Frisbees

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

It almost makes you forget this is a refugee camp and its inhabitants have endured -- and will continue to endure -- a tremendous amount of suffering. How long will they remain here? No doubt years.

Soccer as a Bridge to Promote Peace and Equality in Democratic Republic of Congo

Josh Harris | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Josh Harris

A unique collaboration between International Medical Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development is using girls' soccer matches to promote peace and change attitudes and behaviors about violence across the whole community.

How Much Do Celebs Personally Benefit From Auctioning Their Items For Charity?

FoxNews.com | Posted 01.13.2012 | Impact

Stars give up their personal items in charity-related auctions all the time, and often they make a big deal in the press about their resulting charita...