Emergency & Triage

Committed to serving the most vulnerable in South Sudan

This blog was written by GHC member IMA World Health (IMA). IMA’s work in South Sudan is funded by Global Fund/Population Services International, Global Fund/UNDP, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, UK’s Department for International Development/Mott MacDonald, UNFPA, and World Bank/South Sudan Ministry of Health. In the midst of ongoing violence in South Sudan, an estimated 2.3…

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When Disaster Strikes, Who Responds?

In many parts of the developed world there are relief teams, ambulances, and specially trained workers and emergency rooms in hospitals that can absorb the wave of victims when a crisis hits. Supporting these services is an infrastructure consisting of healthcare facilities, support and counseling services, and organizations that are ready to generate funding to…

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Leading the Way in Burn Care: Two Decades of Success in South Africa

Our skin both protects us from the world and lets us experience it. It fits us perfectly, stretches as we grow, warns us of danger, allows us to feel wind and sun. But it is also delicate. In low-resource areas, where women and children are more likely to spend time around open fires and cooking stoves, serious burn victims experience a trauma that leaves them vulnerable in a way most of us can’t imagine.

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In Libya, Bedouins Give up Own Homes to Neighbors Fleeing Violence

As the conflict in Libya rages, with government and rebel forces attacking one another, desert nomads must flee their homes. For countless generations the Bedouin, desert nomads in Libya, have lived as one large family, collective with their harsh environment. Now as the conflict in Libya rages, with government and rebel forces attacking one another…

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Floods in Pakistan Expose Poverty and Malnutrition

The [floods in Pakistan drew] a significant emergency and recovery response on the part of numerous International NGOs Last summer’s massive floods swept through and destroyed lives, houses, crop lands and road infrastructure, causing enormous suffering and damages across an area the size of Italy. The disaster has drawn a significant emergency and recovery response…

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In Tsunami-ravaged Town, a Gift of Hope

International Medical Corps staff finds hope amidst the devastation in a Japanese fishing village Every job has ups and downs, but today topped all other “up” days. Japan’s Prefectural Office of Disaster Assistance asked International Medical Corps to assess an area called Ogatsu-machi. A small fishing and oyster town of roughly 4,700 people, Ogatsu was…

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328 Million Africans Without Safe Water, But Hope Survives

This guest blog was written by Jena Nardella, co-founder and executive director of Blood:Water Mission. Blood:Water Mission, the organization I co-founded, has been working in dozens of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including a Kenyan region overlooked by governments, charities and markets. This region, the Marsabit district in the northern part of the country, sits close…

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Responding to the Urban Challenge – World Water Day 2011

The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies – such has the one in Haiti The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies, comes at a time when many humanitarian aid and relief organizations are contemplating – in some cases, studying in-depth –…

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Libya: Addressing Needs of Those Affected by Deadly Clashes

International Medical Corps’ emergency response team has reached Benghazi, Libya International Medical Corps’ emergency response team has reached Benghazi, Libya and is assessing needs of those affected by the violence as well as health structures serving the local population. The team is providing emergency medical care and distributng critcal supplies to local health structures. An…

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