#Snapshots February 2022
From Ukraine to Somalia, see the impact you’ve had as a supporter of our work this month
Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine
The war in Ukraine is evolving rapidly, affecting millions inside the country, while more than 2.3 million have fled to take refuge in neighboring countries. With decades of experience in Ukraine, we are expanding our services inside the country, as well as working to provide emergency medical relief to people fleeing to the surrounding regions.
In addition to providing medical, mental health and protection services, our teams are developing corridors from Poland, Romania and Moldova into Ukraine to ensure that critical medical supplies can be delivered to responders inside the country.
Thanking our Incredible Supporters!
We’re grateful to see so many media outlets, communities and celebrities supporting our response to the war in Ukraine.
Continuing Our Fight Against COVID-19
In addition to providing assistance in some 30 countries around the world, we continue to fight COVID-19 and support vaccination efforts globally.
Together with our three partner organizations in India, we’ve enhanced critical-care capacity, strengthened infectious disease preparedness efforts at healthcare facilities and boosted vaccination efforts, particularly in rural areas.
We’ve been supporting the efforts of our partner, Doctors For You, to roll out vaccination campaigns in five states. They’ve recently vaccinated more than 30,000 people and provided two training sessions on how to raise awareness of COVID-19 in remote areas of the country.
In Lebanon, our team continues to provide home-based healthcare services for COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, our team distributed books to students in Goma in an effort to raise awareness of COVID-19 in the community. More than 2,000 students will benefit from these books — which means 2,000 families will be able to join the fight against the virus!
In February, we celebrated a huge victory and milestone, when the world reached 10 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered! But the fact that many in low- and middle-income countries are still waiting for their first dose is a reminder of the work that remains. We’ll continue to fight against the virus — and fight for people — by providing vaccinations around the world.
Offering Support to Women, Girls and Children in Jordan
On International Day for Women and Girls in Science, our team in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan, held activities for girls in the science field. Dr.Rana Dajani, a Jordanian biologist, talked about the importance of girls in science and how they can overcome challenges.
And in Irbid, Mafraq and other urban and camp locations throughout Jordan, our teams are providing case management services for children with protection concerns, such as negligence, abuse, emotional distress, child labor and others.
Responding to the Drought in Somalia
Tragically, many communities in Somalia are affected by a persistent drought. Our teams are providing clean water by truck, installing water bladders for storage and setting up distribution system for communities that can now enjoy safe and clean water for the use of their residents and livestock.
Because a lack of access to safe water and hygiene facilities in the region has significantly increased the risk of hygiene-related diseases, we’re screening children for measles and offering them lifesaving care at one of our stabilization centers.
Taking the Roads Less Traveled in Cameroon
Operating in the Northeast region of Cameroon can be challenging due to road conditions and security risks, but our team is dedicated to helping people, no matter where they are.
Thank you to our amazing team in Cameroon taking the roads less traveled to assist communities in need!
Sharing Love with Our Health Heroes
On Valentine’s Day, people from around the world shared inspiring messages with our dedicated health workers, who are continuing to save lives and relieve suffering in the midst of this pandemic. Read the messages here.
Learn more about International Medical Corps
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International Medical Corps is a global first responder that delivers emergency medical and related services to those affected by conflict, disaster and disease, no matter where they are, no matter the conditions. We also train people in their communities, providing them with the skills they need to recover, chart their own path to self-reliance and become effective first responders themselves. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, we are a nonprofit with no religious or political affiliation, and now have roughly 7,500 staff members around the world, 97% of whom are locally hired. Since our founding, we have operated in more than 80 countries, and have provided more than $3.9 billion in emergency relief and training to communities worldwide.
Our staff includes experts in emergency medicine, infectious disease, nutrition, mental health, maternal and infant health, gender-based violence prevention and treatment, training, and water, sanitation and hygiene, all within the humanitarian context.
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