International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. It has been a first responder to every major disaster of the last 30 years, including in Somalia, the Balkans, Rwanda, Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Haiti, and Syria. International Medical Corps has impacted tens of millions of lives in the world’s hardest-hit places, delivering $1.5 billion in lifesaving medical care and training in 70 countries since 1984.
Working on the frontlines of conflict, natural disaster, famine and disease, International Medical Corps has proven that investing in local people is the most efficient, effective, and sustainable way to save lives and reduce suffering over the long-term. International Medical Corps emphasizes training and education—even in the midst of emergencies—and prioritizes hiring local staff to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after programs end. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance.