International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare training, disaster relief, and long-term development programs.
Jun 11, 2012

Thousands of Refugees Crossing Border

Photo: Dr. Mukesh/International Medical Corps 2012
Photo: Dr. Mukesh/International Medical Corps 2012

Ongoing conflict and rising hunger levels are driving tens of thousands of refugees into Upper Nile State from the north.  UNHCR predicts an additional 40,000 refugees will be crossing the border over the next month.

Cases of malnutrition among refugees are high and the situation is becoming urgent.  Many refugees come with stories of 15-day treks across the border, where they were forced to eat leaves and insects to survive.  The fear is that the severely malnourished aren’t getting the immediate care they need to survive, while moderate cases will deteriorate without interventions. 

We are deploying an emergency response team to assess the situation and provide emergency health and nutrition services. To date, International Medical Corps has treated 3,107 patients over the course of 15 days and made 15 referrals to the Juba Teaching Hospital for advanced care. With support from UNFPA and the local Ministry of Health, International Medical Corp has also been hosting an antenatal care clinic, which has reached 67 pregnant women. On May 28 our staff delivered the first baby in the clinic, a healthy baby boy.

We promise to keep you updated on our response as the situation unfolds. 

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Jun 11, 2012

50% Closer to Changing a Life

We have exciting news we’d like to share with you!  Starting at 12:01 am EDT on June 13th, GlobalGiving will match online donations to our projects at 50%. 

This means that your gift will go 50% further to help families affected by tragedy overcome difficult obstacles for a happier, healthier future.

Consider giving again to Save a Mom's Life in the Congo or see our many other projects helping devastated communities worldwide recover and rebuild.

And there is more.

The organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.  And an additional $1,000 will be given to the organization with the most unique donors

There are $75,000 available in matching funds – we need you to act fast before they’re gone!  If you’ve been waiting for the right time to give, Wednesday is the day.  Please don’t hesitate.

Our lifesaving work is possible because of you.  Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

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Jun 11, 2012

50% Closer to Changing a Life

We have exciting news we’d like to share with you!  Starting at 12:01 am EDT on June 13th, GlobalGiving will match online donations to our projects at 50%. 

This means that your gift will go 50% further to help families affected by tragedy overcome difficult obstacles for a happier, healthier future.

Consider giving again to Provide medical care to Haiti or see our many other projects helping devastated communities worldwide recover and rebuild.

And there is more.

The organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.  And an additional $1,000 will be given to the organization with the most unique donors

There are $75,000 available in matching funds – we need you to act fast before they’re gone!  If you’ve been waiting for the right time to give, Wednesday is the day.  Please don’t hesitate.

Our lifesaving work is possible because of you.  Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

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