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27 Aug 2014 description

August 26, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – Already host to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region, Chad is moving center stage as armed militants drive large scale population displacements and instability throughout the region. Having operated for a decade in Chad, International Medical Corps is calling on the international community to expand its support to this oft forgotten humanitarian emergency where religious extremism, chronic malnutrition, high maternal mortality rates and extreme levels of poverty threaten to destabilize the country and the region.

23 May 2014 description

The international NGO International Medical Corps (IMC) in West Darfur has taken over the ten health clinics which were previously managed by the British-based NGO Merlin. IMC says it is “facing major challenges to secure funding from donors to operate these clinics”.

Médicins sans Frontières (MSF), based in Switzerland, has announced plans to manage three health facilities in Kereinik locality. The assessments have been completed and health care facilities will start operations from June 2014.

26 Mar 2014 description

International Medical Corps to participate at DIHAD 2014 Conference in Dubai

March 24, 2014 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates – International Medical Corps, a global, humanitarian, nongovernmental relief organization with the mission to save lives, reduce suffering and build self-reliance, has established a new hub in Dubai to serve as a support for its operations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. International Medical Corps UAE will leverage its strong ties in the region to save lives and to strengthen communities in the world’s most devastating crises.

15 Jul 2013 description

Experts in the landlocked central African country of Chad expect a better harvest in 2013, following the devastating droughts that affected the Sahel region in 2012. But malnutrition is not a problem that can be resolved in a single year. Hunger is an entrenched public health problem which is why International Medical Corps’ support is so important to communities in eastern Chad.

25 Jun 2013 description

By Laura Jespen, Project Reporting & Communications Officer, International Medical Corps

June 24, 2013— As summer comes around, it’s time to dust off our gardening gloves and think about what we can grow. For Darfuri refugees living in Chad, kitchen gardens are providing a lifeline for malnourished children.

31 Jan 2013 description

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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.

28 Nov 2012 description

Following an outbreak of yellow fever in Darfur, International Medical Corps is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the local Ministry of Health to help control the spread of the disease including participating in a mass vaccination campaign for vulnerable communities.

According to WHO, yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Up to 50% of severely affected persons without treatment will die from the disease. Vaccination is the most important preventive measure against yellow fever.

29 Oct 2012 description

October 26, 2012 - 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 currently 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.

20 Sep 2012 description

By Dr. Solomon Kuah, Emergency Doctor Volunteer

September 20, 2012—They cannot remember how old they are or how long they have been married. They say this does not matter to most people in the Blue Nile anyway. They just care about their five children and being able to stay together through the constant fleeing from and oppression of war. Fidelity in marriage, it seems, is in part measured by violence.

13 Aug 2012 description

Margaret Aguirre, our Director of Global Communications, shares her experiences traveling through South Sudan.

“When the Antonovs came we had to run.”

Sitting under the shade of a tree, 20-year-old Gisma recounts her terrifying ordeal, fleeing bombings in her village of Kukur in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. She is cradling her 2-year-old daughter, Amna, who’s been battling a cold and fever. Amna slowly drifts to sleep as Gisma continues her story.

17 Jul 2012 description

July 16, 2012— A severe food crisis continues to affect millions across the Sahel in Chad, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Operating in the Am Dam and Iriba regions at the heart of the Sahel region of Chad, International Medical Corps has been rapidly scaling up nutrition, health, and sanitation and hygiene programs to meet the sharply increasing needs of crisis-affected communities.

05 Jul 2012 description

July 5, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. –A rapidly rising South Sudanese refugee population is facing a nutrition and disease crisis, as conflict and hunger in neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan continue to drive people across the border.

26 Jun 2012 description

By Peter Medway, Director of Operations, International Medical Corps UK

June 25, 2012— International Medical Corps is providing lifesaving health, nutrition and sanitation services to the refugees who have recently arrived in South Sudan, no matter the weather or challenges of the remote location. The realities of delivering that help can sometimes seem overwhelming when we find ourselves knee-deep in mud and cut off from supplies by the rains.

18 Jun 2012 description

By: Justyna Alsamawi – Volunteer, International Medical Corps, Jordan

15 Jun 2012 description

June 15, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. – More than 45,000 people face a major food crisis in the northeastern region of Central African Republic (CAR), with malnutrition rates far exceeding emergency levels. International Medical Corps’ nutrition screening of 1,332 children in the town of Sikikédé revealed that 21 percent are suffering from global acute malnutrition, and seven percent have severe acute malnutrition—three times the emergency threshold of two percent. There are also 17 confirmed cases of measles and two deaths from the disease, which is spreading rapidly among children.

17 May 2012 description

May 17, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps has deployed an Emergency Response Team to address the humanitarian needs of returnees arriving from Sudan to South Sudan. Acute malnutrition and a high level of morbidity have been flagged as risks among the returning population.