Save a Mom's Life in the Congo

 
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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. 

To stay updated on our response, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.  

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Photo: Kenya 2007 Margaret Aguirre
Photo: Kenya 2007 Margaret Aguirre

This Sunday is the Academy Awards©. Millions will be watching as Hollywood recognizes the past year's most acclaimed films.

That got us thinking: what if we could get even a small fraction of those millions to show their support for saving lives and rebuilding communities devastated by disease, conflict, and natural disaster?

That's where you come into "the picture".

Before the Academy Awards© this Sunday, we want to add 1,000 new Facebook supporters. "Like" us on Facebook today and help us reach our goal before February 26.

When you "like" us on Facebook and share our posts, you're helping more and more people to find out about our lifesaving work. And when more people know how they can help, we can restore health and hope to more communities around the world!

"Like" us on Facebook today and don't forget to share with your friends, so they can be part of the campaign too!

Thank you. We know we can count on your support!

2012 is almost here and we would like to take a moment to thank you for supporting our ongoing relief efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This year with the help of our amazing supporters, we were able to continue to provide care in the Congo and around the world, while responding to crises in Libya, East Africa, and Japan. You can see for yourself --click on the video below and hear firsthand from our staff on the frontlines, working in some of the most unstable and dangerous regions of the world.



And as we look to the future, we hope we can count on your support again.

Your generosity was crucial during our initial emergency response and it’s just as important now, as we work to help these devastated communities rebuild and recover. Please considering making a donation or using your new GlobalGiving gift card to help our rebuilding efforts.

Your donation will help us start 2012 strong!

On behalf of all of at International Medical Corps, thank you for your support.

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GlobalGiving has announced an amazing opportunity and we need your help to make it happen! 

Starting at October 19, 12:01 am EDT, GlobalGiving will match 30% of all online donations up to $1,000 per donor until the end of the day or when funds run out.  In addition, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors. 

Think about it: your gift of $40 becomes $52… $100 becomes $130…. $400 becomes $520…

But funds will run out quickly and we need you to act fast on October 19 to take advantage of this match before it’s too late. 

With your support for Save a Mom's Life in the Congo, International Medical Corps has:

  • Provided comprehensive pre- and post-natal care to thousands of mothers in remote eastern Congo.
  • Distributed 1,274 long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets to prevent malaria to pregnant women.

In the past, your support has meant so much to countless men, women, and children in need.  Now, you can give knowing that your donation will go 30% further and that 92 cents of every dollar you give goes to program-related activities.

Please – act soon and your donation could save lives. 

Thank you.  We know we can count on your support.

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Thanks to our partners, Reinvention Wheels, Inc. and USAID, we can now provide Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention and treatment services in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  We have just received a generous donation of 100 bicycles and safety helmets to assist in providing medical, psychological, social, legal, and economic services for GBV survivors.  With the addition of these bicycles, volunteers can now easily provide services in remote areas inaccessible by car.

“We are tremendously grateful to Reinvention Wheels for providing this vital tool in helping us reach even more survivors”, said Jim Campbell, the International Medical Corps’ DRC County Director.

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Chessa Latifi

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