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From Saboteur to Ally

Reverend Emack Jackson pastors a church of 500 people in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania. Rev. Jackson, a Congolese refugee himself who’s lived in this camp for more than 20 years, has seen firsthand the heartache and brokenness suffered by…

Mothers, Malaria and Malnutrition

For many mothers around the globe, the threat of this deadly disease harming their children is not something new — it’s something additional. On a normal day, contaminated drinking water could lead to diarrhea that results in severe dehydration in their child. On a normal night, a mosquito could bite their baby and inject life-threatening malaria. In a normal week, a mother might only be able to scrape together enough food to provide her children with one meager meal per day.

Refugees’ Main Defense Against COVID-19

Across the world in a refugee settlement, COVID-19 takes on a different meaning. In a small refugee home where families often have 10 people living in one room, social distancing is a luxury many cannot afford. Self-isolation is not an…

9 Years of War and No End in Sight

On March 15, 2011, a war erupted within Syria. It began when civil protests, born out of discontent with the Syrian government, were violently suppressed. The protests turned into an armed conflict that has continued for nine years — spread…

If You Build It, Will They Come?

While more than 100,000 Rohingya refugees came through our clinic doors for consultation and treatment last year alone, far too many women remain hesitant to make the short journey from their homes to receive medical care. It’s because of the unknown.

Boldly Breaking Barriers 4.2 Million Times

Supporters like you had a tremendous impact on people’s lives last year, and we’re excited to share just a handful of accomplishments before the release of our full 2019 Annual Report. Every number on this page represents a person. Someone…

Far From Home: 5 Refugee & Migrant Crises to Watch in 2020

We live in a world where 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. War, genocide, starvation and economic crisis are forcing individuals to flee for their lives. We want to share the “why” behind five of the…

He Hid in a Latrine. Now He’s a Humanitarian.

Redwan lived in a small village in Myanmar with his wife, two children and extended family. On a quiet morning in 2017, they heard gunshots nearby and ran out of their home to witness a slaughter. The entire village —…

Timeline: 40 Years of Love in Action

From the launch of our organization in 1979, to our calling in 2019 — read about what it’s like to experience 40 years of love in action with Medical Teams International.

From Trauma to Thankfulness

Our team first met Harun in 2018, when he was 8 years old and had narrowly escaped the brutal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The story of how his family became refugees — and the trauma he experienced —…