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- United States: aid programmes for prisoners and their families   - - 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   - - United States: school children join “baby bottle campaign” to fund the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem   - - Italy: Church of San Rocco hosts the traditional Christmas lunch for the homeless   - - Romania: combatting early school leaving among the Roma   - - Belgium: third reception centre for the homeless opens   - - Hungary: medical care for families isolated by poverty   - - Bulgaria: after the floods the Order’s Embassy in Sofia organizes volunteers and emergency aid   - - Iraq: Malteser International expands aid outreach   - - Liberia: the Order of Malta sends medical supplies for the Ebola emergency   - - South Sudan: Half of population at risk of famine   - - Iraq: Order of Malta delivers container clinic and medical aid to camps   - - Iraq: Medicines for 10,000 displaced Christians and minorities   - - Palestine: humanitarian aid for Gaza victims   -

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Four years of war in Syria: “One of the worst humanitarian disasters of our times”

Cologne 12/03/2015

Health care nearly collapsed, neighbouring countries close to the limit of their capacity

March 15th will mark the fourth year since the beginning of the uprising in Syria, and a political solution to the crisis continues to be nowhere in sight. Malteser International, the Order of Malta’s relief service for humanitarian aid, appeals to the international community to strengthen its efforts to alleviate the enormous, unprecedented plight of the civilian population.

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Prisoners’ Aid is an Important Service in the United States

Rome 10/03/2015

With over 25 percent of offenders worldwide, the United States has the world’s largest prison population. There are currently two million people incarcerated in state or federal prisons and four million on probation. A situation that has repercussions on the living conditions of inmates since recent estimates state that American prisons are operating at 40 percent above capacity.
Aid and psychological assistance for prisoners is one of the main activities of the Order of Malta’s American Association. This project also involves the Order’s other north-American entities – the Federal, Western and Canadian Associations – and has led to the creation of a coordination committee.

Philippines: Order of Malta delivers 700 homes to survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. Grand Master received by President Aquino

Manila 04/03/2015

The handover of the symbolic key for the 700 homes the Order of Malta has built in Basey, Bantayan and Cebu, devastated by typhoon Yolanda, was the most significant moment of the meeting between the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, and the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, in Malacañan Palace on 3 March.

“Religions Together for Humanitarian Action”

Rome 02/03/2015

Experts, academics and religious leaders will gather in Geneva at the United Nations Headquarters on 27th May for a one day long debate

In the framework of its participation in the World Humanitarian Summit next year in Istanbul, the Sovereign Order of Malta is organising the Symposium “Religions together for humanitarian action”. Policy makers, religious leaders and academics will gather together in the UN Geneva Headquarters on May 27th to tackle sensitive issues related to the 2016 summit – an initiative of UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon – these including the contribution of faith based organisations in war theatres and the role of religions in promoting reconciliation and resilience building.

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