International Medical Corps, a non-governmental relief organisation has established a presence at Dubai International Humanitarian City to use it as a hub for its operations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
As a fully registered member, International Medical Corps UAE will leverage its strong ties in the region to save lives and to strengthen communities in the world’s most devastating crises.
Established in 1984, International Medical Corps has worked in more than 70 countries around the world delivering more than $1.6 billion in health care programming, health worker training, and humanitarian services. The organisation is actively responding to current crises in Gaza, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Turkey and Yemen. It is also among the dwindling number of humanitarian agencies still working in Central African Republic (CAR), Darfur, Iraq and Philippines.
The NGO will play a critical role as a collaborator with relevant stakeholders by working closely with host government agencies and partnering with local non-government organisations to strengthen relief and health care infrastructure at all levels.
With a staff of more than 4,500 worldwide, International Medical Corps works alongside local communities in hard-hit conflict areas to ensure that those affected receive both the tools and the skills needed to become their own First Responders.
With 96 per cent of field-based staff and health professionals recruited locally, the organisation works to ensure that the knowledge required to respond effectively to an emergency remains anchored in the community long after its programmes have ended. International Medical Corps’ strength lies in its ability to mobilise hundreds of volunteers drawn from its global list of 5,000 to 6,000 health and medical professionals worldwide.
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