Malteser International provides emergency relief for 33,000 people
In the first three months after the severe earthquake which hit Nepal on the 25th April 2015, Malteser International, the Order of Malta worldwide relief agency, provided emergency aid for around 33,000 people. In the especially hard-hit districts of Sindhupalchok and Khavre north east of the capital, the aid organization provided 4,600 families in 54 communities – a total of almost 28,000 people – with essential food supplies, hygiene articles and tarpaulins for the construction of emergency shelters. Since it opened at the end of May, around 5,000 sick and injured people have received treatment at the Malteser International led field hospital in Lamosanghu, near to the Chinese border. In light of the violent destruction in the country, the Order of Malta plans to continue to support Nepal with rebuilding efforts through the coming years.
To offer a smile to a sick child by fulfilling his or her greatest dreams. This is the aim of Make a Wish to the Sovereign Order of Malta, the initiative addressed to Serbian children and adolescents living in the areas struck by the violent floods in 2014.
Promoted by the Sovereign Order of Malta’s embassy in Serbia, the fundraising event was organized by Prince Michael of Yugoslavia on 19th June last in Monte Carlo with 140 personalities from Serbia, Monaco, Italy and France participating, including Prince Alexander II and Princess Catherine Karadjorgevic as well as the Archbishop of Belgrade, Mgrs. Stanislao Hocevar.
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Millions of people displaced by hunger and violence – humanitarian aid alone is not enough
On the fourth anniversary of the independence of the South Sudan, Malteser International – the Order of Malta worldwide relief agency – is giving an urgent warning against renewed famine in the country and calling on all those who carry responsibility to work consistently for a resolution of the violent conflict in the county. Because of the civil war in the country, fields cannot be planted and crops cannot be gathered. Since 9th July 2011 – the date of its independence – South Sudan has been not only the youngest country in the world, but also one of the most unstable. Independence was supposed to bring peace to the country, but since December 2013, the population has suffered under a renewed, and bloody, civil war.
Bolzano, Lavarone and Rovereto: these are the stopping places of Fra’ Matthew Festing’s journey of remembrance in Trentino-Alto Adige.
Those who fell in World War I and the medical treatment and aid dispensed by the Order of Malta’s members and volunteers to soldiers and civilians on all the fronts were remembered during a ceremony on 4th July. The Archbishop of Trento, Msgr. Luigi Bressan, celebrated mass in the military cemetery of Slaghenaufi, in the municipality of Lavarone, the last resting place of the 748 people who fell between 1916 and 1918 on the highlands of Folgaria, Lavarone and Luserna.