During Libya’s civil war, Igbal and other women in her community sold their jewelry to provide food for men fighting on the frontlines. She was compelled to start For Our Country, an association run by rural women who delivered food and other essentials to fighters. Today, her women's group serves as a place for women and girls to gather, supports families, and offers livelihood training programs. International Medical Corps has provided sewing machines, fabric cutting machines, and a steam press to Igbal's organization, which will be used to provide income-generating opportunities for women and girls. In addition, our staff organized trainings with For Our Country around gender-based violence.
To learn more about our work with Igbal and For Our Country, as well as our continuing programs in Libya, visit: http://internationalmedicalcorps.org/libya
Happy Mother's Day to all!
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 5 people have been killed in clashes between army forces and supporters of General Bosco Ntaganda (wanted by the International Criminal Court). More than 4,500 refugees have crossed the border into Rwanda with more waiting at the border. There is an urgent need for medicine, amid fears of looting of health facilities and widespread displacement.
International Medical Corps is monitoring the situation and preparing to deploy if needed.
Give today and your support can help us respond to crises like this in the Congo, while continuing long-term recovery efforts. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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