The project managed by Malteser International in Thailand
My name is Gray Po. I was born in No Pa Poo, a small village in northwest Thailand, and lived here all my life. I own a small store selling groceries. From that income, I have to take care of three children. Since my husband died several years ago, I also manage my household by myself.
When the International Relief Agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International, first came to my village two years ago and said they wanted to help us improve our living conditions, I was motivated from the beginning.
"Travel Journal”, a collection of drawings and comments by a group of children and young orphans
With two significant events, the Order of Malta’s embassy in Bulgaria launched the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.
The first event was held in Sofia, on 26 February last, with the presentation of the “Travel Journal”, a collection of drawings and comments by a group of children and young orphans, assisted by the “Hug Me” association, on Bulgarian monuments that UNESCO has declared World Heritage Sites. The initiative follows a ten-day tour last August – promoted by the Sovereign Order of Malta’s embassy – during which the children visited the towns and sites with historic monuments that best represent Bulgaria’s thousand years and more of religious and civil history.
Latest interventions of the Order of Malta in the World
According to the latest United Nations figures, three years after the onset of civil war in Syria there are now 915,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, or the equivalent of a quarter of the local population of 4 million. This is the highest per capita concentration of any country in recent history, without counting the civilians fleeing from Syria to Lebanon who are not registered as refugees, numbering some 800,000.
The symbol that identifies worldwide the medical and humanitarian activities of the Sovereign Order of Malta is at the centre of a stamp issued by the Hungarian Postal Service. Designed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, the stamp depicts the red shield with a white eight-pointed cross, framed by the words “Tuitio fidei et obsequium pauperum” the Latin motto that sums up the mission of the Order of Malta.