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.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This year is specifically aimed at combating rape. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights, and has also become an instrument of war conflicts.

Premature baby Salam from Syria

Noise in the hallways, babies crying, low voices, dozens of small patients or adult women awaiting examination. But there is a tense silence in the room where several babies are battling for life in incubators. Newborns are battling common jaundice or other diseases, but many have been struggling for life since birth, and Al Ekha Hospital is where they will stay now how a while. Like for little Salam.

We’re helping unseen women to survive

The right to live is the most important and fundamental right of any woman. In crises around the world, women are among the most vulnerable to violence and its the most common victims.

South Sudan: where mothers cannot mourn their children

A distant outline of a person slowly walks an arid road. Only as it approaches closer, one can recognize a woman holding a child. His body is bloated and visibly feverish and weak.

We help babies survive their critical first month

For mothers and children living in remote and hard to reach areas the most critical part of their lives is the time of delivery and the first month of the newborn child. Provision of mother and child healthcare is one of MAGNA main activities.

29.11.2018 | Press Release, HIV/AIDS

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV stopped in 98% of cases

World AIDS Day is commemorated on 1 December and this year the 30th anniversary is being celebrated. MAGNA started off in 2002 as one of the first organisations to treat HIV patients and help stop the HIV/AIDs epidemic in Cambodia and now we are providing medical treatment to more than 3,000 children and adolescents.

23.11.2018 | DR Congo, Sexual Violence

Rape or Death

Even in these times, millions of women around the world face different types of violence. Rape and other forms of sexual assault are only some of them. They are all too frequently widespread in conflict environments as a weapon. MAGNA’s hospitals in Congo are providing medical care to victims almost daily.

16.10.2018 | Press Release, Malnutrition

MAGNA treats more than 10,000 undernourished children every year

Acute malnutrition is the most common cause of death among children under 5 years of age. More than 3.5 million children die annually around the globe due to poor nutrition.

MAGNA is starting a new program to treat child malnutrition in Democratic Republic of Congo

MAGNA is launching a project in the area of Iboko and Nsele in the northeast of Congo to treat and prevent child malnourishment in 46 healthcare facilities.

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