Sovereign Military Hospitaller
Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta

Humanitarian & medical works


A year after the earthquake between Syria and Turkey more than 3 million people displaced

A year after the earthquake in the border region between Syria and Türkiye, more than three million people remain displaced, living in makeshift shelters or tents. In northwestern Syria, the absence of state structures to coordinate reconstruction efforts has left a void.


Order of Malta’s Hungarian Relief Service turns 35

Today, 4 February 2024, the Order of Malta’s Hungarian Relief Service is 35 years old. It is the main humanitarian organization in the country, providing social and health care to some 15,000 people every day with its 120 groups of nationwide volunteers.

Diplomatic Activities

Order of Malta’s Meryem Centre for children with disabilities in Morocco

Opened almost a year ago, the Meryem Centre for children with disabilities has already become an important point of reference for many Moroccan families in the Middle Atlas region and is the Order of Malta’s first healthcare facility in Morocco.


Holy Family Hospital stands ready to care for newborns and mothers despite the war

In the traditional Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Francis reiterated his call for peace. “Our hearts are in Bethlehem” he cried out while cautioning against the pursuit of worldly success and power.


Republic of China (Taiwan) supports Order of Malta’s social project

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated a generous contribution of 20,000 euro for a social project managed by the Spanish Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta.

Latest interventions

Worldwide Relief Organization of the Order of Malta starts distributions of food in Gaza

In partnership with German aid organizations, the Order of Malta, with its worldwide Relief Agency Malteser International, is launching emergency aid in Gaza to support people in need.


Visit full of meetings and projections for Order of Malta’s activities in Uganda and South Sudan

A delegation of the Order of Malta, led by the Grand Hospitaller, Fra' Alessandro de Franciscis, has ended a week-long visit to Uganda and South Sudan.


O’Connell House, a refuge in Boston for victims of sex trafficking

Inaugurated near Boston, USA, O'Connell House is a cutting-edge facility for housing and supporting women victims of sexual trafficking. Deborah O'Hara Ruskowski, Special Adviser on Human Trafficking, and Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston inaugurated this "safe house",


Grand Hospitaller visits Malteser International projects in Uganda and South Sudan

A large Order of Malta delegation will travel to Uganda and South Sudan to visit some of the projects of Malteser International, the Order of Malta’s international relief agency, in these two central African countries.