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International Medical Corps

Dispatch from Liberia: Ebola 101

Adam C. Levine | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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...

Where Did Money Raised For Haiti Go?

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact

International aid charities have spent about two-thirds of the money they raised after the deadly earthquake that rattled Haiti nearly two years ago. ...

Hundreds Dead In Turkey Earthquake: How You Can Help

Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

The deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey -- one of the country's poorest regions -- has left hundreds dead and thousands injured. The cat...

Everest: As Quickly As It Can Freeze You, It Can Fry You Too

Georgina Miranda | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

The climb to and on the glacier was grueling. It took three hours to climb up the glacier and 1.5 hours down. The sun beat down on the ice and practically baked us in our climbing gear.

Haiti One Year Later: Still Waiting to Volunteer

Stacy Twilley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stacy Twilley

I won't be going to Haiti soon. But I continue to support the expert International Medical Corps volunteers who are still needed there.

In Haiti, A Fear of the Water

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Thelervilts used to own a modest, but comfortable house by the sea. Then the 7.0 earthquake hit on January 12, rendering his house to a skeleton of concrete and rebar.

Groupon Charity Deal Helps Pakistan Flood Survivors

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Donations for Pakistan's flood victims continue to lag behind other major disasters this year. Not so for International Medical Corps, a global non-pr...

My Mind-Changing Response to Visiting Haiti

David Serota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Serota

I tend to enter a situation with a knee-jerk didactic mindset. The places I have been fortunate enough to travel to have reduced this response to a certain extent, but Haiti has changed it for good.

One Remote Village, 4 Days, 250 Rapes

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

I remember the sick feeling in my stomach as I read the e-mail from our medical coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A Flood in the Valley

Peter Biro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter Biro

Already battered by a brutal counter-insurgency war, the people of Pakistan's Swat Valley are now watching their lives and livelihoods washed away by flood waters.

In Haiti, a Life Gained in a Sea of Loss

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Crystal Wells

In Haiti on January 12, Turlanje was nine months pregnant with her third child. Just before lunch, she started to feel the first pangs of labor. A few hours later, the shaking began.

Rains Threaten the Bourdon Valley

Mark Jafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Jafar

As the looming rainy season threatens Haiti's Bourdon Valley, a massive relocation effort is underway to move 2,500 residents to Tabarre Issa, a newly built settlement that has the roots to be a lasting community.

Michelle Obama's Promise to Haiti

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Crystal Wells

First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to Haiti brought with it a familiar frenzy of flashing cameras and chaos. But the best part was how it turned the world's eyes back on Haiti.

National Volunteer Month: Dr. Keyvan Hariri Makes An Impact In Haiti

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month, HuffPost Impact will be telling stories of volunteers who have made an extraordinary differen...