International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps has been in Libya since February 2011. Initial work included emergency medical surgical teams, distribution of non-food items, mental health and psychosocial programming and support to physical rehabilitation services. In the years since the revolution, International Medical Corps concentrated on health programming and medical capacity building, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Affairs. Since the start of the recent conflict in mid-2014, International Medical Corps has continued its work with persons of concern, both in the community and in the detention centers located throughout the country.
International Medical Corps has offices in Tripoli, Misrata, Benghazi and Sabha. With support from donors, International Medical Corps is currently implementing short-term emergency programs focusing on meeting the basic health care needs of internally displaced persons and persons of concern (undocumented migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees) working through partners and with local staff.