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^M - Kathmandu/Cologne: Nepal earthquake six months on: unrest and approaching winter worsen the situation   -^M - Rescuing migrants in the Strait of Sicily: 80,000 hours worked during the first seven months of 2015   - ^M - Cologne: Iraq: More than three million people forced from their homes by conflict   -^M - Hungary: Asylum seekers reach record high. Order of Malta launches programme to meet the refugee needs across the country   - ^M - Juba/Cologne: South Sudan: Malteser International warns of renewed famine   -^M ^M - Cologne/Banda Aceh: Refugee Crisis in South-East Asia: Rohingya flee in their thousands   -^M - Nepal: Malteser International to establish field hospital in earthquake region   - - Fatima: Assistance to Pilgrims travelling to the Sanctuary of Fatima   - - Quake in Nepal: Order of Malta’s rescue teams have reached Kathmandu   - - Earthquake in Nepal: Worldwide Relief Agency of the Order of Malta sends an assessment team   - - Ivory Coast: a new Hospital for the population   - - Bulgaria: Hot meals distributed during winter   - - Iraq: A second medical center in northern Kurdistan will secure the population’s access to healthcare   - - Southeast Asia: Order of Malta on the frontline in leprosy treatment   - - United States: aid programmes for prisoners and their families   - - Italy: New drama in the Strait of Sicily. The Order of Malta’s Relief Corps’ psychologists arrived in Lampedusa   - - Lithuania: over 80,000 meals distributed in 2014 by the Order of Malta’s Relief Organisation   - - Cuba: wide-ranging commitment from soup kitchens to medical missions   - - France: Volunteers raise funds for World Leprosy Day   - - Peru: A Hospital Ship brings healthcare to rural communities along the Rio Napo   -

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Paris Attacks: the Grand Master sends a message of condolence to President Hollande

Rome 17/11/2015

The Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, has sent a message of condolence to the French President François Hollande after the shocking attacks in Paris which took place last Friday, leaving 130 people dead and hundreds injured. In his letter the Grand Master stated “In this tragic moment I wish to express our sincere condolences, closeness and spiritual solidarity to the families of all the victims and to the people of France”.

Establishment of diplomatic relations with Grenada

Rome 12/11/2015

Signing ceremony takes place at the Magistral Palace

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Grenada, Clarice Modeste-Curwen, was received at the Magistral Palace in Rome on 6th November by the Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Albrecht Boeselager.

Populations Fleeing from War: Rescue, Assistance, Integration Towards the World Humanitarian Summit

Rome 11/11/2015

The press conference organised by the Order of Malta: challenges and prospects of the migratory phenomenon

The conflict in Syria on the eve of its fifth year of war, the Libyan chaos and the arrival of winter that makes the conditions of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from all kinds of violence even more desperate; the Mediterranean crossings and the Balkan route. The humanitarian organizations and agencies are finding themselves facing enormous challenges in the attempt to meet the needs of entire populations in flight, on foot and on makeshift boats.

“Humanitarian diplomacy: facing the challenges of the 21st century”

Rome 10/11/2015

Grand Chancellor delivers Lectio Magistralis at the SIOI

With 60 million displaced people in the world and 20 million on the move fleeing wars, violence and poverty, humanitarian diplomacy is challenged by unseen levels of desperation among many different populations. In delivering a Lectio Magistralis this morning in Rome at the SIOI institute (The Italian Society for International Organization) the Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Albrecht Boeselager, unraveled the enormous challenges faced by all humanitarian institutions and agencies.

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