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Our Strengths and Approach

Our Strengths and Approach

Our Emergency Response Teams deploy fast and begin their lifesaving work immediately - but that's just where we start

Global disaster relief & humanitarian aid

Speed|Grass roots|Effectiveness

Because speed saves lives during the initial hours following a disaster, our Emergency Response Teams deploy fast and begin their lifesaving work immediately, even in the most challenging environments.

Drawing on three decades of experience, our surge capacity includes doctors and nurses trained in emergency medicine together with specialists who provide an array of services ranging from mental health and psychosocial support to technical advice for nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene—all of it to assist those in need.

And that’s just where we start.

We stay on to help survivors build a better future. We work with the community, hire and train local staff­, develop partnerships at all levels and evaluate progress to ensure quality. With a staff of more than 7,800 worldwide – 96% of whom are recruited locally – our teams ensure that the knowledge required to prepare for and respond eff­ectively to an emergency remains anchored in the community and local people can better respond should disaster strike again.

International Medical Corps Worldwide is a global humanitarian alliance that comprises the resources and capabilities of two independent affiliate organisations, International Medical Corps and International Medical Corps UK.

Together, our mission is to save lives and relieve suffering through the provision of health care through training. With headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively, we collaborate to maximise resources for the delivery of appropriate relief and development activities.

International Medical Corps has two great strengths that define who we are

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  1. Our ability to move fast and operate effectively in emergencies to provide relief anywhere under any conditions
  2. Our experience at the grass roots level implementing programmes that strengthen local communities by providing them the tools and developing the skills essential for self-reliance.

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