Project #7614

Provide Emergency Medical Care for Libyan Refugees

by International Medical Corps
Photo: Jaya Vadlamudi/International Medical Corps
Photo: Jaya Vadlamudi/International Medical Corps

If the Kalaa Health Clinic didn’t exist, residents of this tiny village would need to travel 4 hours to the nearest health care center. 

Due to the war, rural communities like the town of Kalaa in the Western Mountains of Libya often lack access to doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.  With your support, International Medical Corps has been able to bring doctors, critical medicines and nurse training to Kalaa and throughout Libya. 

And the need is great.  Dr. Salim Bin, a general practitioner from neighboring Tunisia providing patient consultations for local families says: “We see every kind of disease, especially chronic disease like high blood pressure and hyperthyroidism.  In the winter time, we see respiratory infections. For kids we see all kinds of childhood diseases.”

In addition, we’re also conducting trainings for nurses in vital skills including wound care, sterilization and psychological first aid.  Slowly, we’re helping rebuild Libya’s health system, training a new generation of health workers to bring care to their own communities. 

“There is nobody here to continue to help this health system in this transitional step. We must continue this work,” says Dr. Bin. 

Thanks to your help, after years of conflict we’re working to restore hope to these devastated communities.  We’re able to reach these families because of your generosity.  Thank you!


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 Emergency Medical Care for Libyan Refugees 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. 


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:


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?

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 emergency response efforts in Libya.

This year with the help of our amazing supporters, we were able to respond to the crisis in Libya, as well as emergencies in East Africa and Japan, while continuing our long-term recovery programs worldwide. 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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Organization Information

International Medical Corps

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: https:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Chessa Latifi
Resource Development Officer
Santa Monica, CA United States

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