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- 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   - - Lithuania: “Christmas Soup”, an effective tool for financing social projects and involving new young volunteers   -

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New life for medical equipment: the aid managed by the Order of Malta’s Swiss Association is constantly increasing

Rome 07/10/2015

To collect medical supplies, such as equipment and instruments, still in a good state but no longer used by Swiss institutions, and then make them available to hospitals and health centres worldwide. This is the purpose of the Aid and Assistance Foundation of the Order of Malta’s Swiss Association. A long-standing mission which has helped to develop a productive cooperation between the Order of Malta and hospitals, health centres and graduate schools in the clinical, paramedical and pharmaceutical sectors.

Order of Malta Germany organises acutely topical conference on migration

Munich 18/09/2015

60 million displaced in the world, 20 million of them on the move – if they were all together in one spot, that would make the 25th largest nation

What is the future of migration and our social responsibility? How can we achieve successful integration in the long-term? A conference held in Munich on 16th September, run jointly by the Order of Malta in Germany and the Václav-Havel foundation ‘Forum 2000’, brought together academics, politicians, members of international organisations and local practitioners to debate the crisis and discuss proposals for the way forward.

The Order of Malta increases its efforts to assist refugees arriving in Europe

Rome 15/09/2015

“In these dramatic times in which wars and terrorism are spreading throughout the Middle East and Africa, millions of people are forced to flee and seek refuge in Europe,” said the Sovereign Order of Malta’s Grand Chancellor, Albrecht Boeselager. “Inspired by the principles of solidarity and the moral imperative to alleviate human suffering, the Order of Malta has redoubled its efforts to accept and offer first aid to the refugees,” the Grand Chancellor explained.

Over 2,400 Order of Malta volunteers for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Rome 12/09/2015

The Order of Malta will be involved in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis and opening on 8 December next. The Order’s members and volunteers will assist pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square and in the four major basilicas (Saint Peter, Saint John Lateran, Saint Paul and Saint Mary Major), just as they did during the Great Jubilee of 2000 and previous ones. Twenty-five million pilgrims are expected to visit Rome during this Jubilee.
The Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel, has sent a letter to all the Order’s entities worldwide with a request for 250 groups of volunteers, meaning that 45 people will provide their services in weekly shifts, from Saturday to Saturday.

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