Nicaragua is classified as the second poorest country in Latin America and the Caribbean. 48% of the population lives on less than a US$1 a day and 76% on less US$2 daily. Nicaragua is a low-income food deficit country, ranked 115 out of 169 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) from 2010. Country has a population of 5.8 million in 2010; 42%of the inhabitants are under 18 years old. The indigenous population and persons of African descent represent 9% of the population. The country is currently going through a demographic transition, as it is mainly composed of adolescents and youth. Around 50% of children and adolescents are living in poverty, and 19% in extreme poverty.
Magna Children at Risk (MAGNA) has been operating in Nicaragua since 2006. This consists of 66 local staff and volunteers, who are primarily engaged in health care, malnutrition treatment and response to emergencies humanitarian disasters.
What MAGNA does in Nicaragua:
-> Primary Health care
-> Humanitarian Disasters
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For more information about our projects and activities in Nicaragua, please contact us:
Barbora Langfeldová, langsfeldova(@)magna.sk