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31 Oct 2014 description

An examination of very young adolescents' (ages 10-14) sexual and reproductive health needs and risks. Based on research in Ethiopia, Lebanon, and Thailand.

09 Oct 2014 description

Nyaruach is a mother of five living in the Tierkidi refugee camp in Gambella, Ethiopia. Having fled the conflict in Somalia, Nyaruach and her children moved in with her sister and her four children in March. The family left their home with very little and depends on humanitarian resources for shelter, food and health care. Nyaruach’s eight-year-old daughter Nyamuot was diagnosed with epilepsy in July after suffering from the mental illness for two years.

27 Mar 2014 description

By Jenna Montgomery, International Medical Corps

Fatuma is a 36-year-old mother of 5 living in the Melkadida refugee camp in Ethiopia. Due to increasing violence in the region, Fatuma fled Somalia with her family in 2011 enduring a long, seven-day journey before arriving at the camp. In Somalia, Fatuma worked as a trader, in the camp she spends her time taking care of her children.

06 Dec 2013 description

Name: Eric
Location: Boqolmayo, Dollo Ado, Liban Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia
Job Title: Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Program Manager, International Medical Corps Ethiopia

Briefly describe the work that you do for International Medical Corps.

26 Sep 2013 description

By Abiyot Teklaye, WASH Program Manager, Dollo Ado

September 25, 2013 – Fadumo resides in Bokolmanyo camp in Ethiopia’s Dolla Ado refugee complex with her husband and five children. She and her family came from Somalia on foot, an immensely difficult six day journey, fleeing the increasingly dangerous war with Al-Shabaab and a famine that has cost many lives in recent years. Fadumo’s relatives and neighbors were killed by Al-Shabaab, while she and her family lost many of their animals in a drought.

“Life,” Fadumo says, “was very difficult in Somalia.”

24 Sep 2013 description

September 24, 2013 - Los Angeles, Calif. – As part of its 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action, International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy A. Aossey and Global Ambassador Sienna Miller will announce a new “First Responders” commitment to assist communities in becoming their own first responders in emergencies and natural disasters.

02 Aug 2013 description

International Medical Corps Senior Advisor, Dennis Walto.

In Ethiopia, local mothers share nutrition information with other mothers in their community through International Medical Corps' PD Hearth program.

18 Jul 2013 description

By Laura Cremen, International Medical Corps

July 15, 2013 — Azeb is an engaging young woman. Quick to laugh, people warm to her easily and she reciprocates shyly but with confidence. At 25, Azeb is the leader of an ever-growing network of youth groups in Damut Pullasa, Wolayita who are trained by International Medical Corps to educate their communities, and the youth in particular, on sexual and reproductive health.

20 Jun 2013 description

By Yeneneh Assefa, Mental Health Program Manager, Dollo Ado

Hawa lives in Melkadida, one of the camps in Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado refugee complex. She is 30-years-old and arrived in the camp in 2010, along with her husband and 7 children. Having witnessed her brother’s death, she fled Somalia due to the conflict.

20 Jun 2013 description

By Abdihakin Abdulahi, GBV Senior Community Mobilizer, Dollo Ado

June 14, 2013 – Fartun is a 23-year-old Somali refugee residing in Melkadida camp in the Dollo Ado refugee complex in Ethiopia. As a child, Fartun lost her father and lived with her single mother and two brothers in Somalia. After her father's death, she stopped going to school because she had to help her mother make traditional baskets and clothes in order to survive.

08 Apr 2013 description

By: Hussein Rudwan, Hygiene Promotion Officer, Bokolmanyo Refugee Camp, Ethiopia

After gunfire during a rebel attack in Somalia left Hassen bound to a wheelchair for life, he knew he could not let his children grow up amidst the brutal violence. Hassen remembers the exact day he and his family fled Mogadishu and the harrowing, eight-day journey to reach refugee camps in the Somali Region in Ethiopia. It was hard for them to leave everything behind and start a new life, but the conflict in Somalia gave them no choice.

19 Feb 2013 description

As in other countries around the world, International Medical Corps in Ethiopia marked the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign in collaboration with UNHCR, the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and other implementing partners. From November 25 - December 10, International Medical Corps highlighted this year’s national campaign theme “Peace in the Home is the Foundation for Peace Everywhere” in Melkadida and Kobe refugee camps as well as the Reception Center in the Dolo Ado Region.

07 Jan 2013 description

January 8, 2013 - Los Angeles, Calif. – An outbreak of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) has been confirmed in refugee communities in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan which hosts over 110,000 refugees in camps. Many of the refugees are Sudanese women and children fleeing conflict and hunger in neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan. HEV causes an infection of the liver and can be transmitted by consuming water and food contaminated with feces – it generally spreads in places with poor hygiene.

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.

05 Sep 2012 description

By Ibrahim Tareke, International Medical Corps Hygiene Promotion Manager, Boqolmayo Camp

September 5, 2012— Halimo cares for her four young children alone, since her husband died in the brutal conflict that still rages in her native Somalia. In 2011 she fled drought and violence, making the 8 day journey by truck to Boqolmayo refugee camp in Ethiopia.

Once at the camp, Halimo was deeply concerned that she needed to repeatedly take her children to the medical clinic for treatment, as they were constantly falling ill and suffering from malnutrition.

30 Aug 2012 description

Mohammed is a 50-year-old man living with his family in Kobe refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia. He arrived at Kobe over a year ago after traveling on foot for two days with his family from Gedweyn, Somalia. In Somalia, Mohammed was a religious elder and worked as a clothing salesman to support his eleven children but was forced to flee the conflict. In Kobe Camp, he was elected by fellow residents as a leader of the Refugee Central Committee, a group set up to coordinate issues affecting camp life.

27 Aug 2012 description

By Tigist Kassa –International Medical Corps Hygiene Promotion Leader

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.