Malteser International

Malteser International

The Worldwide Relief Agency of the Order of Malta for Humanitarian Aid

It provides global emergency medical and humanitarian aid, reconstruction and long-term development programmes with the aim of reducing poverty and vulnerability. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence are the foundation of its work. Malteser International has over fifty years of experience in humanitarian aid and is currently engaged in some 100 projects in 25 countries. Its headquarters are in Cologne, Germany.



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Missions in recent years include:

 – Relief for earthquake victims and support for reconstruction in India and El Salvador (from 2001)
– Assistance to refugees in Afghanistan (from 2001)
– Basic health care programmes in Myanmar (from 2001)
– Relief for refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2003)
– Relief for earthquake victims and support for reconstruction in Bam, Iran (2004)
– Assistance to refugees in Darfur, Sudan (2004)
– Aid and reconstruction after the tsunami in south-east Asia (2005)
– Relief in famine-struck Niger and Mali (2005)
– Assistance for Katrina hurricane victims in New Orleans, USA (2005)
– Relief for earthquake victims in Pakistan (2005)
– Medical aid for earthquake victims on the island of Java, Indonesia (2006)
– Relief for earthquake victims in Peru (2007)
– Emergency aid after the flooding in the Mexican state of Tabasco (2007)
– Humanitarian relief after the cyclone in Myanmar (2008)
– Medical assistance for refugees in Pakistan (2009)
– Emergency relief measures for the survivors of the earthquake in Sumatra (2009)
– First aid in Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines after typhoons Parma and Ketsana (2009)
– Emergency relief measures for earthquake in Haiti (2010)
– Aid relief for the population affected by floods in Pakistan (2010)
– Medical assistance and food distribution for the people in the Horn of Africa afflicted by famine (2011)
– Assistance to Syrian refugees (2012)
– Emergency relief measures and reconstruction after cyclone Haiyan in the Philippines (2013)
– Humanitarian intervention following earthquakes in Nepal (2015)

Twenty-five national associations of the Order of Malta are members of Malteser International:

– Grand Priory of Austria:
– Australian Association:
– Belgian Association:
– British Association:
– Canadian Association:
– Colombian Association:
– Cuban Association:
– French Association:
– German Association:
– Hungarian Association:
– Irish Association:
– Italian Association:
– Lebanese Association:
– Maltese Association:
– Mexican Association:
– Netherlands Association:
– Philippine
– Polish Association:
– Portuguese Association:
– Scandinavian Association:
– Singapore Association:
– Spanish Association:
– Swiss Association:
– American Association, USA:
– Federal Association, USA:
– Western Association, USA: