#Snapshots December

From Jordan to Nigeria, see the impact you’ve had as a supporter of our work this month.

Our Teams Worldwide Stand United Against Gender-Based Violence

International Medical Corps joined the global community in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), an annual international campaign that kicks off on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through December 10, Human Rights Day.

From Ukraine to Pakistan to Ethiopia, our teams organized a wide variety of activities to raise community awareness about GBV issues, prevention and resources to support those affected.

Providing a Range of Services in Jordan

We‘re still providing lifesaving support to people displaced by armed conflict in Jordan.

We provide vital medical services in Azraq refugee camp, home to nearly 38,000 Syrians. Recently, we began providing healthcare services in Zaatari camp, home to almost 79,000 refugees, through a primary healthcare clinic and a 24-hour emergency room that provides about 13,000 consultations per month.

We also engage children and youth in structured activities that aim to relieve mental health concerns and improve their psychological and social wellbeing.

Supporting Recovery Efforts in Japan

The impact of Super Typhoon Hagibis — which, when it made landfall last October was the strongest storm to hit Japan in decades — continues to be felt, from the central to northeast parts of the island nation. We’re working with the Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR Japan) to help reach the women, men and children most in need.

Saving Lives in Nigeria

Northeast Nigeria is now the site of Africa’s largest humanitarian emergency, with 7.1 million people urgently needing humanitarian assistance. Of these, nearly 1.7 million face severe food insecurity.

We continue our lifesaving work in Nigeria by providing nutrition, immunizations, healthcare, and water, sanitation and hygiene support. As the photos above show, our team recently distributed hygiene kits to communities in need.

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If there’s just one New Year’s resolution you keep, please make it this one! Pledge to help one more person in 2020 and start the new year — and a new decade — right.

Providing Water and Hygiene Services in Yemen

Since early May, Yemen has reported thousands of cases of cholera. Our teams are fighting back against this life-threatening disease by providing clean water, sanitation centers and emergency treatment in the country’s most affected areas.

We’re Responding to Typhoon Phanfone

Our team is assessing needs in the most affected areas of the Philippines following Typhoon Phanfone, a Category 2 storm that slammed into the island nation on December 24. We addressing needs around water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as providing relief supplies for those in need.

Given the high levels of malnutrition in the affected areas, International Medical Corps also is preparing to provide nutrition care, and may provide health and mental health care services to address acute and chronic conditions. Learn more here.

A Year in the Field with International Medical Corps

As the world faced multiple crises and disasters, International Medical Corps staff, volunteers and supporters came together many times throughout 2019 to save lives and relieve suffering. Take a quick look back at some of what we have achieved together as a community of global first responders.

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International Medical Corps relieves the suffering of those impacted by conflict, natural disaster and disease by delivering medical relief and training.