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Actress Sienna Miller to Serve as International Medical Corps Ambassador

November 16, 2009, Los Angeles, California – International Medical Corps announced
today the appointment of actress and activist Sienna Miller as an Ambassador. Miller
recently traveled with International Medical Corps to the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) to see first-hand the impact that war has had on women and children. During
more than a decade, an estimated 5.4 million people have died in DRC as a result of the
ongoing conflict and disease. International Medical Corps has been providing health
services and training local health professionals there since the ‘90s.

“We are tremendously grateful to have Sienna join our efforts in raising awareness of the
suffering of vulnerable populations in DRC and around the world,” said International
Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy A. Aossey. “In many of these remote and
volatile areas we are providing the only health care services that exist. Sienna’s
steadfast commitment to shining a light on these crises will – and already has – had an
enormous impact on our life-saving work.”

“After seeing International Medical Corps’ courageous work up-close I was determined
to become more involved, devoting my energies and my name to bring more attention to
the challenges they face around the world,” said Miller, who currently stars on Broadway
in “After Miss Julie.” “These people work in the toughest conditions imaginable, saving
lives every single day, and helping bring self-reliance and hope. The question for me
was, how could I not take action?”

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps today
has a staff of 3,500 working in more than 22 countries and regions. Its relief efforts
focus on training local health workers, delivering maternal and child health care,
integrating mental health into primary care settings, and promoting the use of clean
water, proper sanitation and hygiene.

Since its inception 25 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been to
relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by
delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping
people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance.
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