International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, nonprofit, humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency medical services, healthcare training and capacity building to those affected by disaster, disease or conflict. It seeks to strengthen medical services and infrastructure in the aftermath of crises. IMC focuses on health services and training. This includes the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases; supplemental food for malnourished children; water, sanitation and hygiene; mental health and psycho-social care; and gender-based violence. IMC is a founding member of One Campaign and a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Click here for IMC’s partnership announcement with Earth Council Geneva.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has been a strong supporter of ECG during the start-up. Their financial and philosophical backing has been an invaluable part of Earth Council Geneva.
Earth Council Italia (ECI), based in Naples, helped with raising funds for victims due to the flood in Pakistan. Between July and August of 2010, Pakistan endured heavy monsoon rains, causing the worst floods in more than 80 years. ECI normally focuses on education programs and the establishment of an environmental center, and their assistance in this crucial relief for flooding victims is greatly appreciated. The funds were used in connection with our partners IMC to provide help for the needy.
EarthTabs – In 2008 and 2009, Earth Council Geneva helped fund Marine Debris clean-up efforts along the remote shores of Alaska’s Shelikof Strait. Marine debris, besides being visually disturbing, can be lethal to marine mammals and birds, and derelict fishing web can continue to kill for decades. ECG was instrumental in partnering with Earthtabs, a local Alaskan non-profit organization, in both physically removing debris and recycling it, as well as engaging in an educational program for local fishermen and residents.