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20 Mar 2009 description

Los Angeles, Calif. - World Water Day, March 22, draws attention to the more than one billion people around the world who are without clean water. In addition, nearly 3 billion live without sanitation services. Because of this, five million die every year due to waterborne disease.

"If a community does not have clean water, it is impossible to improve public health in the long-term," says Steve Commins, Fragile States Manager and water expert for International Medical Corps.

23 Dec 2008 description

Afghanistan

In Kabul, Laghman, and Nangahar, 763 families received packages of fresh Udhiyah meat.

Iraq

Over 10,000 pounds of fresh meat was distributed to 2,300 poor Iraqi families, as well as a number of orphans, in the provinces of Baghdad, Anbar, Diyala, and Mosul.

Jordan

Udhiyah meat was distributed to 580 families living in Palestinian refugee camps and isolated rural villages.

Lebanon

In the governorates of Tripoli and Sidon LIFE distributed Udhiyah meat to 130 needy families.

25 Aug 2008 description

ANNUAL MESSAGE

Dear Friend of International Medical Corps,

As International Medical Corps approaches the quarter century milestone of delivering lifesaving emergency programs around the globe, we look back at 2007 with great pride in our achievements: helping millions of people in the 25 countries and regions where we operate to recover from crisis and live healthier, more productive lives.

Yet the challenges to providing health care through training remain significant.

04 Jun 2007 description

CWS assists displaced Iraqis

Iraq

Church World Service is working with the Action by Churches Together coalition to assist thousands of displaced Iraqis, both those displaced within Iraq and those who have left their country because of the war. The United Nations estimates some 40,000 to 50,000 Iraqis leave the country every month, seeking refuge in neighboring Arab nations.

Throughout the war in Iraq, Church World Service has worked through partners to provide medical supplies, CWS Health and School Kits, and other assistance for families in need.

19 Jan 2006 description

Ground-breaking new report on State of World's Minorities highlights devastating impact of armed conflicts and War on Terror on ethnic and religious groups

New York, (19/1/2006) Iraqis head a new list of peoples most under threat from persecution, discrimination and mass killing according to a comprehensive new report released today by Minority Rights Group International (MRG).

Minorities from Sudan, Somalia and other African countries dominate the rest of the top 15 in State of the World's Minorities, the first ever report to comprehensively assess the situation faced by …