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

Aid for refugees


Pope’s visit to Iraq: Order of Malta supports Christians and other religious minorities in the country 

Pope Francis will visit Iraq from March 5 to March 8 in his first foreign trip since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.


The use of new technologies in the humanitarian field

The Sovereign Order of Malta took part in the annual Geneva Webster University Humanitarian and Security Conference, which was live-streamed on 1 and 2 October in the Swiss city.

Diplomatic Activities

The latest Consultation on climate crisis and displacement or migration

How the Church and religious institutions and organizations are addressing the challenges posed by climate crisis and its effect on migration, and what action should be taken in order to respond more effectively to the growing needs of populations displaced.

Latest interventions

Order of Malta raises attention on implications of Covid-19 in conflict-zones

Present in many conflict areas, the Order of Malta calls for a joint response to the spreading of Covid-19 in regions where medical systems are already unable to cope even with their present demands.


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.