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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 →

Thank you DFID and the Start Network for support in the vaccination of 18,000 children at risk of measles in Yemen

Thanks to support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Irish Aid through the Start Network, International Medical Corps has begun a measles vaccination campaign that will reach 18,000 children around Amran City, Yemen. Many children are at risk from infection following months of fighting around the city, which has disrupted the local health care system and led…read more →

Thank you Jersey Overseas Aid Commission for helping bring classrooms, clean water and medical facilities to the most vulnerable in forgotten region of Darfur

International Medical Corps, supported by the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission are providing clean water, health care and education to more than 1,400 families in the Darfur region of Sudan. Darfur has seen more than a decade of fighting between rebel groups and the Government of Sudan, causing widespread suffering amongst the people in the region. Vulnerable communities have been cut off…read more →

Reddit Ask Me Anything with Humanitarian Aid Nurse Nora Hellman

Emergency nurse, Nora Hellman, has worked and volunteered for International Medical Corps in conflict and disaster zones around the world. She recently answered questions in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. Read a selection of the Q&A below or click here to read all 65 comments! Q: Hi, Nora, What made you want to go and work in dangerous…read more →

International Medical Corps Responds To Displacement Crisis in Iraq

In response to the escalation of violence in Iraq, International Medical Corps immediately mobilized local staff on the ground to deliver emergency health services, operate ambulances to transfer the critically-wounded and procure emergency supplies and medicines. Having operated in Iraq for more than a decade, International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Teams are working closely with the Iraq Department of Health…read more →

Sienna Miller Raises Awareness of the Ongoing Syria Crisis and its Impact on Lebanon

  Our ambassador Sienna Miller visited Lebanon last week to raise awareness about the ongoing Syria crisis – now well into its fourth year – and the enormous impact the war is having on both Syrian refugees and the communities in Lebanon that are assisting them. The estimated 1.1 million Syrians in Lebanon now comprise more than a quarter of the country’s total population, putting…read more →

Iraqi violence threatens protracted humanitarian crisis warns International Medical Corps

Iraq civilians fleeing violence in Mosul, Erbil, Tikrit and surrounding areas are facing a potentially devastating humanitarian crisis, warned the British humanitarian organisation, International Medical Corps UK. More than 500,000 people have fled Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city and are in urgent need of medical care, food, shelter, and relief supplies. Up to 300,000 people are seeking safety north of…read more →