International Medical Corps


International Medical Corps' mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

For communities exposed to war, natural disaster, and disease, art and creative expression can become a powerful tool in helping them deal with the emotions. It can also be used as an education tool that can change behavior, such as stopping sexual violence or promoting healthy habits. 

International Medical Corps often integrates art, including photography, painting, drawing, theater, and dance, into its programs across the globe, to help people - especially children and youth - recover from difficult events and to engage communities.

Action: Learn about art in emergencies programs and get involved here.