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

Disaster relief & prevention

Latest interventions
30/08/2022

Floods in Pakistan: Malteser International teams in action against epidemics

After epochal level of rain and flooding in the past months, 33 million people in Pakistan are affected by the monsoon. The climate catastrophe has killed more than 1,000 people, with many more injured.

10/08/2022

South Sudan: hunger crisis worsens as global prices rise

Rising prices on the world market, severe impacts of climate change and economic consequences of the pandemic have led to almost two-thirds of the population in South Sudan depending on aid.

28/01/2022

Volcano eruption Tonga: Order of Malta providing emergency aid

The volcanic eruption on 15 January almost completely covered the island state of Tonga, in the South Pacific, with a thick layer of ash. Over 80 percent of the population, about 84,000 people, have been affected by the effects of the volcanic eruption and are in dire need of assistance.

Latest interventions
12/10/2021

Earthquake Haiti: Malteser International rebuilding schools, health facilities and distributing cash aid

Seven weeks after the massive earthquake in Haiti, the situation for those affected remains tense, especially in the affected region of Nippes. "Many roads are still impassable; health facilities are overloaded and water supply is insufficient in parts of the country.

Latest interventions
19/08/2021

Earthquake and tropical storm in Haiti, Malteser International team is organizing help

After the severe earthquake, which killed more than 2,000 people, heavy rains brought by the tropical storm "Grace" hit Haiti. The Malteser International team on site

02/08/2021

Flood operation of the Order of Malta in Germany: 4,000 relief interventions

The Order of Malta in Germany presented its figures on the relief measures put in place in the aftermath of the violent floods that hit the country recently. More than 2,000 volunteers from all over Germany came into action to support the people affected.

Latest interventions
19/07/2021

Flooding in Germany: Order of Malta working around the clock

Over 900 Order of Malta volunteers are currently in action following devastating flooding in parts of Germany. They are providing food and care for the people affected and helping with reconstruction where possible.

Latest interventions
16/07/2021

Order of Malta participates in large-scale rescue efforts after German floods

"It’s like a war scenario: there’s no water, no electricity, no internet connection and many roads are impassable." These are the dramatic eye-witness accounts from the North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate regions,

31/05/2021

DR Congo: Tens of thousands flee their homes in fear of volcanic eruptions

Tens of thousands of people have fled from the eastern Congolese city of Goma amid warnings of an imminent volcanic eruption from Mount Nyiragongo.