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

Disaster relief & prevention

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”.

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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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Preventing the spread of the Zika virus

On February 2nd, Malteser International began operations to contain the Zika Virus in the Colombian departments of La Guajira and Magdalena.

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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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How the Order of Malta intervenes to help people affected by climate change

The UN conference on climate change (COP21) is underway in Paris where the international community has come together for 12 days to seek measures to tackle the effects of climate change.

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Nepal earthquake six months on: unrest and approaching winter worsen the situation

Since the introduction of the new Nepalese constitution, political friction has led to unrest in Nepal’s Terai region.