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International Medical Corps
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Relieving Suffering of People Impacted by War, Natural Disaster and Disease
Since its inception nearly 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 and sustainable development projects that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps has partnered with Pro Player Insiders to increase awareness and provide additional support to health care and training programs that benefit underserved communities around the world.
As part of our Giving Back series, ProPlayerInsiders.com is featuring the work of the International Medical Corps and with our partner OSPNFL, selling wristbands featuring many of your favorite NFL players such as Tom Brady, Eli and Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and others to benefit International Medical Corps’ emergency response and development programs worldwide. 30 percent from the sale of each wristband from November 5, 2012 through March 31, 2013 purchased through Pro Player Insiders will benefit International Medical Corps’ health care and training programs.
International Medical Corps has provided lifesaving care in nearly 70 countries worldwide, responding to almost every emergency in the last quarter of a century. It deploys quickly in emergencies and then stays on to teach lifesaving skills so that people locally can become self-reliant. Its training assures continuity and a new level of care for those impacted by conflict, tragedy and extreme poverty.
Over the years, International Medical Corps has responded to the world’s most devastating man-made and natural disasters, including:
Famine in Somalia
Ethnic cleansing in Bosnia
The Rwandan genocide
Atrocities against children in Sierra Leone
More recently, International Medical Corps was a first responder after the 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia, the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. International Medical Corps is also among the dwindling number of humanitarian agencies still working in Darfur and Iraq.