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International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organisation dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare training and relief and development programmes.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organisation. IMC UK is the UK based arm of the organisation and is a UK registered charity.


IMC rehabilitates devastated healthcare systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance by offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk. Its mission is to improve quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

Achievements to Date

IMC was one of the first INGOs to begin relief activities in Lebanon on July 22, 2006, while the armed conflict was ongoing. Lebanon has now transitioned from emergency to recovery, with major changes in the operational environment. While many relief organizations have already left southern Lebanon, IMC has progressively shifted its focus from providing temporary care to internally displaced persons (IDPs) to rebuilding the capacities of villages and towns in southern Lebanon and to providing sustainable solutions to the problems facing the returning IDPs.

IMCís post-emergency activities include Primary Health Care, Mental Health/Psychosocial services, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene operations, as well as winterisation and small scale Vocational Training/Livelihood projects.

As of the end of March 2007, IMC has worked in about 90 villages in South Lebanon as well as Beirutís Southern Suburbs (Dahya) and Bekaa.

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