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To ensure quality mental health care is more widely available for those affected by conflict and crises, International Medical Corps launched a toolkit today that will help the humanitarian community better integrate mental health into primary health care programs. The Toolkit for the Integration of Mental Health into General Healthcare in Humanitarian Settings is an interactive guide that empowers users to plan, design, and implement more effective and sustainable mental health programs.
We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
New York, June 26, 2017 – International Medical Corps, Concern Worldwide, and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative – partners in the Building A Better Response consortium – are proud to announce the release of an innovative online course. The e-learning opportunity focuses on humanitarian coordination during emergencies characterized by complex combinations of natural disasters and human conflict. Funding is provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S.
Since the EU-Turkey Agreement came into effect in March of 2016, over 60,000 refugees and migrants remain stranded in Greece. Over half of refugees and migrants entering Greece between January and June of 2016 were women and children, with women comprising 22% of the total number of new arrivals.' Many of these women are pregnant, have infants or young children, are heads of households, or are single women traveling on their own to reunite with family members in other countries.
On September 19th and 20th, world leaders gather at the United Nations (UN) for two major summits on the global refugee and migration crisis – the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants co-chaired by the Governments of Jordan and Ireland and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees convened by President Obama.
A new report from the Generation Nutrition campaign – “Nutrition Funding: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle is launched on the third anniversary of Nutrition for Growth.
The Building a Better Response project, together with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Humanitarian City, launched the Building a Better Response (BBR) e-learning course in Arabic with a panel discussion in Dubai on the role of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in humanitarian response.
The event came in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit, set to take place in Istanbul in May 2016, where much of the conversation is expected to focus on placing local actors at the center of humanitarian response.
This brief guidance note seeks to provide advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency services and/or providing direct assistance to the affected people.
A Building a Better Response Panel Discussion on Coordination and Emergency Response at the Local Level
Can humanitarian response be truly localized?
This was the central question debated at a panel discussion in Dakar, Senegal organized by ICVA and the Building a Better Response project, and hosted by the OCHA regional office on November 2, 2015. Attendees included representatives from national and international non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, and donor governments.
Rebecca Gustafson Senior Advisor, Global Communications 202-828-5155 rgustafson@InternationalMedicalCorps.org
October 12, 2015 – Members of Congress recently affirmed their support for the vital role of mental health and psychosocial support globally and in building the human capacity to provide support and services.
Gauge on patients’ general medical habits in terms of preferred touchpoints, hospitalization, medication and health facility selection criteria among others.
Identify chronic disease prevalence among Syrian and Iraqi households as well as identify the most prevalent diseases among each segment.
Understand patients’ behaviors with regards to their chronic illnesses - Assess the medical aid received by refugees in terms of coverage (medicine, doctors, facilities etc.…)
September 28, 2015 – Los Angeles – Nancy A. Aossey, President & CEO of International Medical Corps and Heidi Murkoff, creator of the What To Expect pregnancy and parenting brand, announced Monday a Commitment to Action to address the high mortality rate of women due to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. The announcement was made at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York City.
New York, June 25, 2015 — A consortium of international emergency response organizations launched a far-reaching, free online training tool designed to help those on the front lines of emergency response better understand and work within the humanitarian coordination system. Released in English last year, the tool is now being made available to French- and Arabic-speaking participants, creating an important opportunity for a whole new audience of first responders in need of training.
· Memorandum of Understanding establishes an exciting new partnership between International Medical Corps UK and Qatar Charity UK.
· Collaboration will let both organisations reach areas, sectors and communities that are under served.
International Medical Corps UK and Qatar Charity UK, are today signing a Memorandum of Understanding in order to strengthen their combined purpose of providing humanitarian assistance to those most in need around the globe.
Speaking ahead of the signing, Kevin Noone, Executive Director of International Medical Corps UK, said:
WASHINGTON (May 15) - In a world where hundreds of millions of people have been affected or displaced the past two years by disasters like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines or the civil war in Syria, a consortium of international emergency response groups launched a free online training tool today that breaks new ground in coordinating relief efforts, building capacity in local organizations, explaining funding and detailing universal humanitarian principles.
NACE “GENERATION NUTRITION” PARA ACABAR CON LAS MUERTES DE NIÑOS POR DESNUTRICIÓN EN EL PLAZO DE UNA GENERACIÓN
Las muertes infantiles por desnutrición aguda podrían acabar en una generación, según la nueva campaña global lanzada hoy por Acción contra el Hambre y una coalición de organizaciones no gubernamentales.
Les décès d'enfants liés à la sous-nutrition peuvent être enrayés en une seule génération : tel est le message lancé par une coalition d’organisations humanitaires. La campagne internationale intitulée "Génération Nutrition" dénonce le sort des 52 millions d'enfants dans le monde souffrant de malnutrition aiguë, soit 1 enfant sur 12.