As another year draws to a close, IMHO ended the year with a flurry of activity in support of a whole host of efforts across Sri Lanka,
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A land of extremes where the beautiful landscapes contrast sharply with images of mind-numbing poverty, Ethiopia is an ideal new frontier for IMHO, where a little service can go a long way in saving and improving the lives of the most vulnerable.
According to the latest USAID statistics, only 31,000 of the 431,000 persons displaced by the end of the war in Sri Lanka remain in the IDP camps, meaning the other 72% have since been resettled.
As we highlighted in our last e-newsletter, microcredit projects and other livelihoods support are crucial to rebuilding lives and communities in the war-affected areas of Sri Lanka.
With the resettlement of war-affected persons in Vanni, there still remains much to be done in serving this vulnerable demographic and bringing them to their feet again.
IMHO Medical Volunteer Trip to Ethiopia 2010 WHEN: 17-30 October 2010 WHERE: Addis Ababa & Bahir Dar, Ethiopia WHY: To serve those in need by providing quality health & medical care WHO: Medical doctors & health professionals (especially those with a background in diabetes care, cardiology, eye care, primary care, & telemedicine) HOW MUCH: $995 all-inclusive, excluding airfare
The 7th Annual Convention of the International Medical Health Organization (IMHO) took place with great success on Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st at the Hilton Hotel in Boston (Woburn).
This past year has been a very trying one for many in Sri Lanka, as those affected by the long-standing civil war now struggle to put the pieces of their lives back together.
In the wake of the cessation of hostilities in Sri Lanka's devastating civil war, there are a large number of people across the Northeast that suffered limb loss and are in need of urgent help.
We are very excited to share with you news out of Jaffna, where the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Heart Treatment Complex was officially unveiled this week, thanks to the hard work and commitment of Jaffna cardiologist Dr. Lakshman.
As the humanitarian crisis in Haiti continues to unfold, the world is responding in remarkable ways.
The remaining Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are currently residing in welfare camps in Vavuniya, are due to be resettled shortly under current government schemes, with many thousands already having been released.
Battered by a series of natural disasters in the latter part of 2009, massive humanitarian needs arose in many countries in South and Southeast Asia, including the Philippines and Indonesia.
IMHO has currently lent its support to a project to fully rehabilitate war victims in Northern Sri Lanka left disabled from this year's violence.
As of July 17, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that nearly 282,000 IDPs were still residing in temporary camps in the Northern Province, including approximately 221,000 people in Manik Farms IDP camp.
The struggle to survive continues in Northeast Sri Lanka, even monlhs after the violence officially came to an end, as hundreds of thousands of lnternally Displaced Persons (lDPs) who have endured incredible hardship remain confined to overcrowded internment camps.
With the conflict now officially over, attention has tumed to the poor humanitarian conditions under which hundreds of thousands of displaced persons are now living.
As the stream of heightened violence that plagued Tamil civilians in the Northeast over the last several months has officially come to a close, the human toll of the war has yet to be tully understood.