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

Disaster relief & prevention


The Order of Malta aids families affected by forest fires in Chile

The Chilean Association of the Order of Malta distributes aid and animal feed to those affected by the destructive forest fires


The Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps has some hundred volunteers deployed in the quake-hit areas

The Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps (CISOM) has almost a hundred volunteers currently deployed in the areas of central Italy devastated by the recent earthquakes.


Malteser International prepares emergency relief after Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti unleashing widespread destruction and flooding. Malteser International is mobilizing aid in order to help those affected.

Latest interventions

The Grand Hospitaller Visits the Earthquake Zone in Italy

“We will continue to help the people in the areas devastated by this earthquake,” said the Order of Malta’s Grand Hospitaller during his visit to the affected towns.

Latest interventions

Emergency Teams of the Order of Malta in Rescue and Assistance for Victims of the Earthquake in Central Italy

Grand Master sends message of condolence to Italian President Mattarella Teams of doctors, nurses and rescue workers of the Italian Relief Corps of the Sovereign Order of Malta travelled on site early this morning to the areas hit by the violent earthquake at 3:30 am in central Italy, affecting Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche.

Diplomatic Activities

The Grand Chancellor in Official Visit to Belarus

The Grand Chancellor visited Belarus on 25-26 April, received by the Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei.


Italian Relief Corps’ New Syrian Refugee Rescue Mission in the Aegean presented to the Press

“The Aegean Sea is worse than the Mediterranean. The water is freezing and hides needle-sharp rocks that puncture rubber dinghies”.

Latest interventions

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.