Where We Operate

We are where we are most needed. We have more than 500 workers in the field saving children's lives in areas of major humanitarian disasters such as Congo, Syria and South Sudan. Find out more about our work in the countries where we operate.

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Refugee Crisis

Croatia was part of the main migration route for refugees to come to Europe in 2015 and 2016.

Crisis Facts

  • More than a million refugees and immigrants came to Europe. Many of them fled war conflicts in Asia and the Middle East.


MAGNA completed all its activities to help the victims of the refugee crisis in 2016.

  • Mission opening: 2015
  • Areas of intervention: Hungary, Croatia, Serbia
  • Number of people to whom we have provided medical assistance: 35,000
  • Number of staff in the field: 150

Overview of the Refugee Crisis

In Croatia, through which almost 610 000 refugees passed, MAGNA operated stable clinics and mobile medical facilities. We focused on the most vulnerable groups of refugees - children and women. But we helped everyone who needed it. On September 16, 2015, MAGNA sent its medical teams to Tovarnik, where they opened a mobile medical facility for people gathering near the Tovarnik / Šid border crossing. MAGNA provided refugees with water, shelters and other non-food aid such as blankets, raincoats, thermal blankets and sanitary packages.

How did MAGNA help during the refugee crisis?

In March 2016, we completed all activities aimed at helping refugees.

In Hungary, MAGNA responded immediately to the urgent needs of refugees in terms of healthcare. Over 10 days, we have provided basic health care, water, shelters and other non-food assistance to over 4,000 refugees. Consequently, MAGNA was the largest healthcare provider in Croatia and the official partner of Croatia for the provision of healthcare in Opatovac and Slavonski Brod camps. The most common health problems were respiratory diseases, intestinal diseases, foot injuries, colds, but also worsening and complications resulting from chronic diseases.

  • Medical teams, consisting of doctors, nurses, translators and support staff, treated an average of 600 to 800 patients per day.
  • Material aid - clothing, milk powder, tents, blankets and other humanitarian material.
  • Therapists and psychologists helped children and their families with their mental difficulties.


Every year your donations cover thousands of treatments and vaccinations.

How are your donations used?
medical projects

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