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World Toilet Day 2014

Any day of your life, there’s one thing guaranteed, that you will need to go to the toilet. However, for the one billion people around the world who do not have access to a toilet, this is not an option. Imagine instead having to find a place to defecate outdoors, somewhere private and safe. It would be almost impossible. For many, particularly women…read more →

Shortage of engineers and sanitation experts risks undermining efforts to halt Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, warns International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps, one of only two international NGOs in the world to be treating Ebola patients, has called for professionals and volunteers from a wider range of professions to come forward to help deal with the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Kevin Noone, International Medical Corps UK Executive Director, said that “We know there is a major shortage…read more →

New shoes for Dega – TOMs in Ethiopia

Dega Aden, age 11, lives with her family in the Bokomayo refugee camp of Ethiopia near the Kenya and Somalia border. Life in the remote Bokomayo refugee camp is incredibly difficult for Dega and her family. Like thousands of others, they came to live here after fleeing the conflict and drought in Somalia. This one camp is home to more than 30,000 refugees from a…read more →

International NGOs joint statement on defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone

We joined with 34 NGOs to issue this statement on an international response to Ebola in Sierra Leone, urging donors and governments to: Act fast in committing and disbursing funds; Ensure that health care workers are trained and equipped; Rapidly identify and deploy military and civilian capacity; Support community mobilization efforts; Support preparedness and contingency planning in neighbouring countries; and…read more →

Qatar Charity Awards International Medical Corps UK $2.3 Million to Deliver Health Care and Training in Syria, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic

September 23, 2014 – Doha, Qatar – International Medical Corps will immediately scale up health care and training programs to help people affected by the conflicts in both Syria and Central African Republic as well as to help contain the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone with $2.3 million in collaborative funding from Qatar Charity. With the common mission to…read more →

New Ebola Treatment Unit opens in Liberia

      International Medical Corps opened a new Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Bong County, Liberia today bringing the total number of facilities capable of treating the disease in the country to six. The facility is 200 kilometres north of Monrovia – only the second location in the country, outside of the capital, capable of treating patients with suspected…read more →

World Humanitarian Day 2014

  Today, August 19th marks World Humanitarian Day. All of us at International Medical Corps UK would like to take this moment to honour our colleagues who lost their lives whilst delivering help to those most in need. World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. Tragically, in the…read more →

Ebola Outbreak – Audio Update from Sierra Leone

  “Everybody is a little bit nervous. Including me.” Our Deputy Director of Operations, Ben Phillips is in Sierra Leone. He spoke to the BBC about the atmosphere in Freetown, the challenges that health workers are facing and International Medical Corps’ work.  

The devastating physical and mental health effects of violence in Gaza. International Medical Corps responds.

More than 1,800 people are now confirmed dead in Gaza, with nearly a quarter being children and thousands more injured in the escalating conflict. According to UNICEF, 270,000 children have been directly affected by death within their close family or destruction of their homes. The psychological impact of the conflict is likely to be felt for years to come. International…read more →

South Sudan faces increasing food crisis as the rains come and the crops do not grow

More than 1.1 million people have fled their homes in South Sudan since conflict broke out six months ago. Today the people of South Sudan face a growing hunger crisis as the country becomes unable to feed itself. Those displaced by the fighting earlier in the year were unable to plant crops before the rainy season, leading to food shortages….read more →