#Snapshots February 2023


From California to Turkey, see the impact you’ve had as a supporter of our work.

Responding to Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

People in earthquake-affected areas of Turkey and Syria are at heightened risk of contracting infectious diseases and waterborne illnesses due to poor shelter conditions and overcrowding at facilities for displaced people, and disruptions and damage to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems.

With needs remaining high, our teams on the ground are continuing to provide health and mental health support, child protection and gender-based violence support, WASH services and more to earthquake survivors Syria and Turkey.

Thanking Our Incredible Supporters!

Our work would not be possible without the generosity of our donors and supporters. When people are facing the unimaginable, our global community — including people like you — steps up to support them.

Observing One Year Since the Invasion of Ukraine

This February marked one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Since then, about one-third of the entire population has been forced to flee their homes, healthcare facilities and infrastructure are under constant attack and millions of people are in need of assistance.

Thanks to our generous donors, we’ve supported more than 6 million people with lifesaving medical relief and supplies, mental health services, clean water, nutrition services, non-food items like blankets and generators, gender-based violence protection, cash assistance, training for frontline workers on trauma and mass casualty response, and more.

Sending Love to 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 crises worldwide. Read the heartwarming messages here.

Leading the Distribution of Sanitation Tools in Somalia

When we completed the Rasan borehole project in the Mudug region of Somalia, officials gathered for a handover ceremony to celebrate the achievement.

The project brings safe drinking water to the local community, improving the health and overall quality of life for women, children and men. Access to clean water is crucial for the prevention of water-borne diseases and illnesses, particularly in areas where resources are limited.

Assembling Wound Care Kits in San Diego

Service Now hosted an employee kitting event in San Diego. Participants assembled wound kits that will be distributed to disaster survivors.

These kits provide essential medical supplies and equipment that can help save lives and alleviate suffering after devastating events such as earthquakes, when access to health facilities and health workers may be limited.

We Keep Working, Even When Conditions Are Difficult and Dangerous

Meet Matthew Stearns, our Country Director in Ukraine. Click below to watch the update he provided while sheltering from missile strikes with our Ukraine team.

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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 more than 8,000 staff members around the world, 96% of whom are locally hired. Since our founding, we have operated in more than 80 countries, and have provided more than $4.2 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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International Medical Corps relieves the suffering of those impacted by conflict, natural disaster and disease by delivering medical relief and training.