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

Aid for refugees


War in Syria: The Order of Malta calls for more awareness and support for the local population

As the war in Syria enters its tenth year, Malteser International –the Order of Malta’s international relief agency – is calling for a change in perspective. “Nine years of brutal conflict have cost hundreds of thousands of human lives.

Diplomatic Activities

Order of Malta organizes meeting to scale up humanitarian response in the Middle East violence-affected regions

The Order of Malta organized a working meeting bringing together region Order’s ambassadors, association’s presidents as well as heads of Malteser International and Ordre de Malte France,


Promoting social cohesion in Iraq

Tharaa A. Simaan, Malteser International’s Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant for the Ninewa Return Program in Iraq, explains the importance of social cohesion, the activities supported by Malteser International and the impact on communities in the Nineveh Plains.


Malteser International-supported Hospital hit by airstrikes in Syria

Last week the Kafr Nobl Surgical Hospital, in Idlib Governorate of Syria, was targeted by airstrikes. Fortunately, no casualties were reported among the medical staff and patients. Medical activities of the hospital, which is supported by Malteser International and run by Hand in Hand for Aid and Development, are currently suspended.

Diplomatic Activities

Order of Malta signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hungary to strengthen assistance programmes for persecuted minorities

A Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation and response to the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in crises regions, has been signed between the Hungarian government and the Sovereign Order of Malta.


Photographic exhibition on the Order of Malta refugee camps in Budapest after the fall of the Berlin Wall

The feelings of anxiety and hope experienced in those days of the summer of 1989 are still well imprinted in their memory. And when today, 30 years on, many of the refugees of that time meet in Berlin to remember the camps set up by the Order of Malta's volunteers in Budapest, which played a large part in the subsequent fall of the Wall, many emotions and images come to life.

Diplomatic Activities

Grand Chancellor in Peru: official meetings and visits to social projects

The first day of Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager’s official visit to Peru was marked by a long, cordial conversation with Néstor Francisco Popolizio Bardales, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Lima.


World Refugee Day 2019: the Order Of Malta urges more support to countries hosting refugees

On the occasion of World Refugee Day 2019, Malteser International- the Order of Malta worldwide relief agency - is urging the international community to do more in helping developing nations respond to refugee situations.


Eight years of war in Syria: ‘The scale of human suffering cannot be expressed in numbers’

The Syrian war seems to be nearing its final stages, but there is no end to the suffering of the people affected by the conflict.