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The latest news, photos and videos documenting the world's worst humanitarian crises and MAGNA's efforts to save lives in devastating conflicts and disasters.

We know the cure, but even so, a child dies from malaria every two minutes

Malaria is a deadly disease that threatens half of the world's population. It is caused by a parasite transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. Even though we know the cure for malaria, every year more than 200 million people get infected by it, and this number has not been reduced in recent years. That is why MAGNA treats malaria in all its medical missions, especially in African countries.

The war in Syria is one of the greatest disasters in our history. It has been going on for 10 years.

"The war in Syria is one of the biggest disasters in history," MAGNA operations director Denisa Augustínová told DVTV, a Czech internet television, more than four years ago. At that time, for several days and nights, she helped coordinate teams to evacuate hundreds of children, the wounded and the sick, from eastern Aleppo. More than 40,000 people were hiding in the besieged part of the city. For half a year, they lived in the midst of fighting without food, drinking water or medical care.

As the war ends, people’s suffering does not stop

18% of women around the world face sexual gender-based violence, and lockdowns due to the Covid pandemic have made the situation only worse. Therefore, in its projects in Iraq as well as in other countries, the medical humanitarian organization MAGNA focuses also on medical care and assistance to victims of sexual violence.

MAGNA fights HIV / AIDS, an epidemic that still exists, even though it is not in the spotlight anymore

There are about 38 million people in the world living with the HIV virus; hundreds of thousands die every year. Aid from rich countries is stagnating, leading to almost a third of those affected not having access to treatment. The fight against HIV / AIDS is no longer in vogue and resources are being reduced, just when more of them would be needed. HIV is now rarely portrayed as a deadly epidemic and a global threat to health. But that is exactly what it still is.

Lebanon. We are providing medical aid here and now.

The catastrophic explosion in the port of Lebanon's capital, Beirut, claimed hundreds of dead, thousands injured and affected the lives of all residents. The humanitarian organization MAGNA has been providing medical assistance in the country for years and is now helping the victims of the disaster.

MAGNA HAS NOT FORGOTTEN PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE

After 7 years of conflict in eastern Ukraine, 3.4 million people need humanitarian assistance. One-fifth of these are children, and more than a million people have had to leave their homes.

21.4.2020 | COVID-19, In Media

Head of Magna: Africa is facing epidemics. We came to believe that it did not concern us

Until now, the humanitarian organization Magna has been helping mainly in Africa and Asia. It focused on regions where access to water, medicines and health care is the worst. During the pandemic of the new coronavirus, Magna is helping for the first time in Slovakia. "South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have a lot of experience with epidemics, they are still in a worse starting position. On the other hand, we in Europe have succumbed to the deceptive feeling that something like this cannot happen to us," says for SME the co-founder of Magna DENISA AUGUSTÍNOVÁ.

MAGNA is helping at home because it is needed there now

MAGNA will provide material assistance, health and education services to the Slovak elderly in retirement homes and protective equipment to oncological patients in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Slovakia.

24.3.2020 | COVID-19, Report

COVID-19: Situation report on coronavirus pandemic and Covid-19 in MAGNA missions

More than 160 countries have reported cases of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. The WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. In many places where we work, there is limited capacity to respond to the influx of patients with a new disease that may require intensive care. Protection of patients and health workers affected by the pandemic is essential.

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