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Sep 17, 2014
This NGO community sign-on letter was sent to House and Senate appropriators on September 16, 2014, to advocate for strong FY2015 funding levels for international food security accounts and reform efforts.
Sep 15, 2014
 International Medical Corps Opens Liberia’s Sixth Ebola Treatment Unit, Bringing New Hope to LiberianSeptember 15, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – A new Ebola Treatment Unit was opened in Bong County, Liberia, today bringing the total number of facilities capable of treating the disease in the country to six. The facility was opened by International Medical Corps at the site about 120 miles north of Monrovia - only the second location in the country, outside of the capital, capable of treating patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus. With the opening of this facility, International Medical Corps is one of only two international NGOs in the world to be treating Ebola patients.International Medical Corps will operate the facility, beginning with 10 patients and gradually scaling up to 70 beds within weeks. Once at full capacity, the facility will employ more than 200 specially-trained medical staff, 90% of whom will be Liberians.“We greatly appreciate the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) and Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance’s (OFDA) swift and generous support that enables International Medical Corps to open this critically needed facility in Bong County,” said Nancy A. Aossey, President & CEO, International Medical Corps. “Ebola is one of the most virulent diseases in the world and continues to claim lives on a daily basis.  The treatment of suspected and confirmed Ebola patients is hugely challenging, and requires extensive infection control measures. The Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit is equipped to provide quality, dignified care to patients, while also ensuring that families and communities are protected from potential exposure. This is the only way to effectively prevent new infections and eventually turn the tide on this outbreak.”At least 1,700 people in Liberia have been infected with the Ebola virus and more than 870 have died during the recent outbreak. Of Liberia’s 15 counties, 10 have reported confirmed Ebola cases, while three other counties have reported suspected Ebola cases.Sean Casey, International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team Leader in Liberia commented, “Last week, in one day alone, ten new suspected Ebola cases were identified in Bong County. This is a crisis that is growing in scale and intensity. Everybody living in this part of Liberia is waiting for this facility to open and we will be working day and night to treat patients and to get the facility up to full capacity as quickly as possible.”International Medical Corps’ operation of the facility is made possible by funding from the USAID and ODFA. Since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance.  
Sep 10, 2014
Global children’s development agency Plan International and International Medical Corps, a leader in global health and emergency response, have joined forces to respond to Ebola, the deadly virus spreading rapidly across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and moving into other parts of West Africa. 
Aug 26, 2014
International Medical Corps Calls for Increased Humanitarian Support in ChadAugust 26, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – Already host to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region, Chad is moving center stage as armed militants drive large scale population displacements and instability throughout the region.  Having operated for a decade in Chad, International Medical Corps is calling on the international community to expand its support to this oft forgotten humanitarian emergency where religious extremism, chronic malnutrition, high maternal mortality rates and extreme levels of poverty threaten to destabilize the country and the region.Emerging from decades of instability some five years ago, Chad is becoming an increasingly important stabilizing player in central Africa. As armed militants encroach upon its western borders from Nigeria, Libyan extremists trespass from the north, and tens of thousands of people seeking asylum arrive from the south fleeing the recent civil wars in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, the landlocked country of Chad prepares to become the eye of the regional storm.“For Chad to play the important role as a regional stabilizer, it will need more humanitarian aid to address immediate needs and additional development assistance for longer-term projects,” says Dennis Walto, Vice President of Program Innovation & Performance for International Medical Corps. “When national governments are able to provide basic services for their people, including food, security, education and health care, non-state actors with disruptive, radical agendas often no longer find fertile ground to operate.”Working closely with the Government of Chad and UN Agencies, International Medical Corps has supported primary health care, emergency obstetrical and surgical activities, and nutritional and mental health services in camps with a referral hospital serving both refugees and host community populations.  The organization is expanding its focus on promoting the integration of refugees into local socio-economic networks to build resilience while avoiding the social tensions that often arise when already vulnerable host communities see refugees receive goods and services that they themselves also desperately need. With more refugees arriving daily, International Medical Corps’ efforts to ensure that both refugees and host community families are stabilized will help the international community present a positive alternative to incessant militant attacks.Says Walto, “The international community is smart to recognize the opportunity of stability in Chad, and we call on these stakeholders to increase investment in the kind of programming that leads towards development and peace, and away from poverty and extremism.”Since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit:  www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org.  Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Aug 20, 2014
This document contains an update of Humanitarian Coordinator transitions and list of where HCs are located.
Aug 14, 2014
“So this is not just a government effort, it is also an effort that's spurred on by the private sector,” said President Obama in regards to the $4 billion InterAction members will invest in Africa over the next three years to promote maternal health, children’s health, and the delivery of vaccines and drugs. 
Aug 14, 2014
“So this is not just a government effort, it is also an effort that's spurred on by the private sector,” said President Obama in regards to the $4 billion InterAction members will invest in Africa over the next three years to promote maternal health, children’s health, and the delivery of vaccines and drugs. 
Aug 13, 2014
During a press conference on Aug. 6, President Obama announced that InterAction and its members would invest $4 billion dollars in Africa over the next three years.
Aug 13, 2014
During a press conference on Aug. 6, President Obama announced that InterAction and its members would invest $4 billion dollars in Africa over the next three years.

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