Why are we in Nepal
- natural disaster
What we do in Nepal
- Health care
- Psychosocial support and mental health
- Distribution of humanitarian goods
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and an epicenter in the west from Kathmandu has officially claimed more than 6,000 lives and injured over 14,000 people. The number of the injured may increase since some places within 80km radius are, according to the local population, completely destroyed and inaccessible. As a result of infrastructure disruption, the precise information is lacking. The most affected areas are currently Gorkha and Lamjung as well as highly overpopulated valley of Kathmandu.
In less than 24 hours after the disaster stroke the country, MAGNA is already deploying its team to Nepal that will be providing urgent medical and psychosocial aid. MAGNA has many years of experience working in humanitarian settings and with providing emergency medical and psychosocial assistance. Our teams have so far operated in almost all of the major disasters of the last decade- a tsunami in South East Asia, an earthquake in Haiti, a cyclone in Myanmar, a famine at the Kenya-Soalia border and only recently also in the cyclone hit Phillipines. MAGNA operates on three continents and together with its 400 field workers provides medical assistance to children and their families every day.
For more information about our projects and activities in Nepal please contact: komunikácia(@)magna.org
MAGNA publish each year an activity report for each country in which it operated in a given year. Here you can see archive of all last reports from Nepal.