LOS ANGELES/LONDON–On April 20, 2017, fifteen International Medical Corps staff members holding valid Turkish work permits were detained by Turkish authorities in Gaziantep. On April 25, four of the staff were deported back to their respective countries, but the remaining 11 staff – all Syrian nationals – remain in detention.
International Medical Corps is working with the Turkish government to secure the release of those staff still detained as soon as possible, and we continue to support our team members and their families during this very difficult time.
LOS ANGELES/LONDON–The five International Medical Corps staff members and two International Medical Corps-contracted drivers that were detained by rebels in Yemen were safely released on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The staff members and drivers, all of whom are locally hired personnel supporting International Medical Corps humanitarian relief programs in the surrounding area, were at a hotel in Ibb when they were detained.
LOS ANGELES/LONDON–Five International Medical Corps staff members working to provide lifesaving humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen, along with two International Medical Corps-contracted drivers, were recently detained by rebels in Yemen. We are working to ensure this matter can be resolved as soon as possible.
STUDY BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
International Medical Corps (IMC) has been working on nutrition in Chad, which ranks 185th on the 2014 Human Development Index , since 2004.
A SMART survey conducted in 2014 in the Abdi district (Ouaddai region) in eastern Chad determined that Abdi had some of the highest acute malnutrition rates (wasting) in the Sahel; 13.7% moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and 4% severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rates were recorded for children under 5 years old.
Contexte et objectifs de l’étude Link NCA
L’étude SMART de 2014 a montré des résultats alarmants concernant le district sanitaire d’Abdi.
En effet, un taux de malnutrition aiguë globale de 17,4% a été révélé, dont 4,0% de malnutrition aiguë sévère. Suite à cela, International Medical Corps a décidé de venir appuyer le Ministère de la Santé dans son programme de PCIMA.
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IMC is part of a consortium implementing a DFID-funded project titled, “Strengthening protection for vulnerable and at risk women, girls and other vulnerable groups in Libya.” Within such framework, IMC’s role is to provide quality medical services to GBV survivors and vulnerable women and girls. The proposed medical services will strengthen support for vulnerable and at risk women, girls, and other vulnerable groups in Libya by improving access to quality healthcare services as well as promoting health-seeking behaviors through sensitization efforts.
United Nations Population Fund and International Medical Corps are currently accepting applications from emerging GBV specialists for the 2017 seven-day, in-person training titled ‘Managing Gender-Based Violence Programs in Emergencies Training Course’ scheduled for May 2017. The training is part of the MGBViE global learning program that aims to increase the number of GBV specialists in complex emergencies and is funded through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration.
RÀ propos de BBR
Registration deadline: none
International Medical Corps, Concern Worldwide, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative are pleased to announce the launch of the Building a Better Response e-learning course on the international humanitarian coordination system.