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12 Oct 2012 description

By: Lisa Ellis, International Medical Corps PREPARE

To prepare communities for disasters, International Medical Corps and the Kenya National Disaster Operations Center organized a simulation exercise in Mombasa, Kenya.

During the exercise, members broke into groups by sector including: security, water, food, operations, transportation, health, energy, banking and finance, telecommunications and communications.

14 Oct 2008 description

Los Angeles, Calif. - With World Food Day approaching October 16, hundreds of millions of people in the developing world continue to suffer from malnutrition as they face soaring food and fuel prices, drought and poor harvests.

The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, which founded World Food Day, estimates the number of people around the globe who are undernourished at 923 million. The World Food Program estimates 15.7 million of those in need of assistance are in the Horn of Africa; 8.6 million in Afghanistan and 3.7 million in North Korean.

21 Mar 2005 description

Afghanistan: IMC's 20-year history of medical assistance, health care training, and relief and development programs in Afghanistan reflects the depth of its long-standing commitment to the Afghan people.IMC currently supports and operates over 45 community-based health centers including 40 maternal child health clinics, four emergency obstetric care centers, and one provincial hospital. IMC also supports an extensive community health care network, including well-equipped training centers in 10 provinces across Afghanistan.