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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Years of conflict have forced millions of people from their homes.
Population: 12.23 million
People internally displaced by the crisis: 2 million
Opening of South Sudan mission: 2011
MAGNA teams are currently providing health care in the Duk Pagaak area of Jonglei State.
Overviews of the Crisis in South Sudan
Hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan, who face extreme violence and live in fear of their lives, have no access to basic needs such as food, water, and health care.
We work in an area of Jonglei, operating some of the most demanding programs we run in the entire world.
Our teams provide basic and specialized health care, and respond to the extraordinary situations and outbreaks of disease that affect isolated communities and internally displaced people.
Why we are in South Sudan
Our South Sudan intervention
Responding to the acute malnutrition that threatens the lives of many children in Duk County, MAGNA introduced preventive, screening, and therapeutic procedures to treat moderate to severe acute malnutrition for the most vulnerable population groups: children aged 6 - 59 months and pregnant and nursing women. Severe acute malnutrition is the most extreme kind of malnutrition, placing children in danger of dying at a rate nine times higher than among their healthy peers.
We further focused on treating the most frequent maladies such as malaria, diarrhoea, and respiratory and skin infections, the most common cause of death among children under 5.
2019 activities in numbers
41,437 out-patient consultations
17,653 individuals trained in nutrition and health of newborn and small children
5,705 malnourished children admitted and treated in nutrition programs