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

Aid for refugees

Diplomatic Activities

Grand Chancellor’s Brussels Meetings Focus on Immigration and Refugee Crisis

The Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta, went to Brussels for a series of meetings with the European Union leaders, including the Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources.

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Malteser International strengthens emergency aid for Syrians fleeing Aleppo

Tens of thousands of people are fleeing towards the Turkish border from Aleppo, as the Syrian government forces advance.

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Malteser International scales up assistance to people in need as winter temperatures cause worsening of living conditions

Teams from Malteser International – the Order of Malta’s worldwide relief agency - have been active in many countries to provide winter clothing, stoves and blankets to families in need.

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Refugee Crisis: New Operation for Order of Malta Italian Relief Corps in the Aegean Sea

As part of an agreement the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps is now working onboard a Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), in close cooperation with the Greek Coastguards and local authorities.

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

“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

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Rescuing migrants in the Strait of Sicily: 80,000 hours worked during the first seven months of 2015

Last week, the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps gave first aid to 250 migrants rescued during two separate operations of the Coastguards’ vessel Fiorillo.

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World Refugee Day. The Sovereign Order of Malta launches international campaign: No to the construction of walls

The number of refugees and displaced persons worldwide has reached levels not recorded since the end of World War II. In Syria, over four years of conflict now mean that a family is forced to leave home every 60 seconds.