International Medical Corps

A Story Of Survival

Larissa Schneider | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

24-year-old Nyawal is learning crocheting and beading and has recently enrolled in numeracy and literacy classes, where, she proudly explains, she has...

'Nothing Could Have Prepared Me For This Moment': The Emotional Scars of War

Larissa Schneider | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

While the magnitude of suffering in Mosul is almost impossible to fully comprehend, I have witnessed incredible transformations that show the strength of the human spirit. In Mosul, people are engaged and committed to supporting their communities - helping us create a network that will have a lasting legacy for families in need.

'Cholera Excludes No One': Nurse Christine's Story

Larissa Schneider | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, killing thousands of people and causing widespread devastation, Nurse Christine Casimir accepted the call to help without hesitation.

Istanbul Art Fair: Bringing People Together Through the Universal Language Of Art

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

As more and more refugees find themselves seeking safety in Turkey, and the Syrian war rages on with no end in sight, it can be difficult to find the ...

From Poverty To Profits: A Widow's Story Of Opportunities Seized And Futures Secured

Larissa Schneider | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

The lowest point came when her children dropped out of school, their time dominated with the need to forage for wild cabbage to keep the family from s...

The Pursuit Of Education: Amer's Story

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

Amer has always loved studying. Even when civil war erupted in his home country of Syria, Amer and his siblings continued to attend school every day ...

A Cinderella Story: Education For Syrian Refugees In Southern Turkey

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

For the first time in four years, nine-year-old Aysha is attending school and dreaming of becoming a doctor, but it was not long ago that the young Sy...

I Was Humbled By The Humility Of The Syrian Refugees

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

Imagine you are in the home of a refugee, discussing the horrors they have lived through, when they serve you the only food they have as a sign of honour. What would you do?

Wonders Of A Miracle: A Brighter Future For Syrian Refugee Children

Larissa Schneider | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Larissa Schneider

As the Syrian civil war continues into its fifth year, more than 2.7 million Syrian refugees are now living in Turkey. There is little hope among Syrians to return to their country in the near future, and Turkey has become home for large numbers of refugee families with children.

Learning to Smile Again: Saving Lives and Relieving Suffering in Al-Dora, Iraq

Larissa Schneider | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

Nine-year-old Haneen has not eaten for days and often cries herself to sleep. Born with physical disabilities, Haneen is unable to hear, speak or walk since birth - issues that would be challenging in any environment, let alone in a camp outside of Baghdad for people who have fled their homes.

One Marriage at a Time: The Forgotten Refugee Crisis in Cameroon

Yolande Flore Longang Tchounkeu | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK
Yolande Flore Longang Tchounkeu

I came here because I wanted to help people and while the challenges remain considerable, I am willing to keep fighting. For every person we help - for every life we save - I am reminded of what we can do. I want to tell their stories in the hope that others will come forward, knowing that we can help them.

$16.1 Trillion and Counting - The Price Tag Facing the World for Inaction in Mental Health Treatments Demands Attention

Larissa Schneider | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

By: Inka Weissbecker, Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Advisor, International Medical Corps Around 350 million people around the world suffer fr...

'I Got the Courage, Seeing My People Dying': Ebola Fighters Tell Their Stories

Larissa Schneider | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

"Some are divided in their own community because of Ebola," Harris explains. "There were divisions and there were other conflicts. For now, we are in the community to talk to them so they can see the reasons why they can reunite. It was Ebola that brought all of this into our country."

Stigma Remains as Sierra Leone Begins Road To Recovery

Larissa Schneider | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Larissa Schneider

"Our challenge was really to educate the communities when it comes to hygiene practices, to help prevent further spread of Ebola", says Bob. "I think it was a real eye-opener for everybody involved.

Ebola: The Best Way to Predict Ebola Outbreak's Future Is to Invent It

Unni Krishnan | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
Unni Krishnan

The current Ebola outbreak, the most severe and complex in history, is now making its impact felt worldwide.The deadly disease has killed over 960 peo...

Why We Need to Think Again About How We Deal With Humanitarian Crises

William Garvelink | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK
William Garvelink

As disasters continue to increase in lives lost and in damage costs it is time for the international community to look again at the fundamentals of disaster response and invest in training the real First Responders, the families and communities affected by these emergencies.

Natasha, Savannah and Sienna - I'm So Proud of My Girls!

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Kelly Hoppen

I am so proud of my daughter Natasha, and my step daughters Savannah and Sienna. Not only have they been very successful in turning their passions into professions, but they are all dedicated to giving something back and making a real change.