Provide Emergency Medical Care for Libyan Refugees

May 15, 2012

Supporting the Men and Women of Libya

Igbal & International Medical Corps Staff
Igbal & International Medical Corps Staff

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:



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Chessa Latifi

Resource Development Officer
Santa Monica, CA United States

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