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17 Oct 2012 description

October 17, 2012 – Although famine conditions have officially lifted in Somalia, many areas in the Horn of Africa are still extremely food-stressed with 13.3 million in need of emergency assistance in the region. Since July 2011, International Medical Corps has been delivering a comprehensive health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene response. We are also prioritizing training and education programs to build resilience in drought-prone communities.

28 Jun 2012 description

June 25, 2012 – As a result of harvest delays, deteriorating access to humanitarian assistance, limited livestock holdings, and high food insecurity, southern Somalia has recently deteriorated to an Emergency level classification (Phase 4) by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. An estimated 13.3 million people across the Horn of Africa are in need of emergency assistance and 250,000 people still face immediate starvation without continued humanitarian intervention.

01 Mar 2012 description

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March 1, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps will scale up health care and nutrition programs for vulnerable communities across the Middle East and Northern and Eastern Africa with a $2.3 million gift from GE.

18 Oct 2011 description

September 30, 2011 - Los Angeles, Calif. –International Medical Corps will immediately scale up emergency nutrition and health programs for drought affected communities in Somalia and Ethiopia with help from a $1.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

08 Sep 2011 description

By Margaret Aguirre, Director of Global Communications, International Medical Corps

In the humanitarian world, there are the disasters you see coming, and the ones you don’t.

We didn’t foresee the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti … the devastating floods in Pakistan… the earthquake and tsunami in Japan… or the conflicts sweeping the Arab world.

But the current drought and famine in East Africa? We saw that coming. The only question was how bad would it be?

The answer: very bad and getting worse.

24 Aug 2011 description

International Medical Corps Teams Delivering Emergency Nutrition Relief in Sool & Sanaag Regions

12 Aug 2011 description

August 11, 2011 - Dolo Ado, Ethiopia By Annerie Jansen Van Rensburg, International Medical Corps

Thousands of Somali people are fleeing their country for survival and in hope of a better life for their children and themselves. They arrive with very little except for the clothes they are wearing, some extra pieces of fabric and, if they are lucky, jerry cans. These ‘jerry cans’ are simply old, plastic oil containers.

09 Aug 2011 description

Drought, famine, and continued instability in Somalia are forcing thousands to flee to the remote area of Dolo Ado in southern Ethiopia, where four camps - Boqolmayo, Melkadida, Kobe, and Hilawen - are now housing more than 117,000 people. Within Somalia, various forms of gender-based violence (GBV) are widespread. Newly arrived refugees report inadequate food and water as their primary reason for leaving Somalia, while some cite violence as a contributing factor.

04 Aug 2011 description

August 4, 2011 - Los Angeles, Calif. – The drought and famine crisis in East Africa is intensifying with more than 12 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya urgently in need of humanitarian assistance, and the numbers increasing daily. The UN has declared famine in three additional areas in southern Somalia, bringing the total to five zones and more than 3.7 million people nationwide in crisis.

28 Jul 2011 description

July 28, 2011 - Los Angeles, Calif. – An additional half-million people in East Africa are now in desperate need of humanitarian relief, bringing the number to 11.6 million people across the drought-stricken region. International Medical Corps is expanding its existing operations and deploying additional emergency teams to provide critical nutrition and health interventions to families from southern Somalia who are crossing into Kenya and Ethiopia. At some camps, one in four children under five are severely malnourished when they arrive.

22 Jul 2011 description

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Photos: Dr. Jill John-Kall, International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team

11 Dec 2009 description

December 11, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - International Medical Corps is launching a program to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) among Somali refugees living in southeastern Ethiopia. The program, funded by the U.S. government's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM), will build local capacity to effectively prevent and manage cases of SGBV and sexual exploitation and abuse in Boqolmayo, a camp of approximately 15,000 Somali refugees.

"The SGBV program comes at a critical time.