The current drought and famine in East Africa? We saw it coming says International Medical Corps’ Margaret Aguirre.   In the humanitarian world, there are the disasters you see coming, and the ones you don’t. We didn’t foresee the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti … the devastating floods in Pakistan… the earthquake and tsunami in…

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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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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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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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This guest blog was written by Rose Reis, a program officer at Results for Development, which coordinates the Center for Health Market Innovations network at www.HealthMarketInnovations.org. HYDERABAD, India — Hyderabad’s nerve center for the now-national emergency telephone number 108 was a hive of activity, featuring yellow and orange chairs surrounded by low walls in a sprawling…

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