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

Humanitarian & medical works

Latest interventions

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

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,


South Sudan facing worst famine crisis since its foundation 10 years ago

 10 years ago, on July 9 2011, the youngest state on earth was founded. But things have never been as dire as they are today for the people of South Sudan. The country is facing the worst hunger crisis in its ten-year history as a nation.


Ivory Coast: Saint-Jean Baptiste Hospital at the forefront of the fight against paediatric malaria

Every year, 400,000 people die of malaria worldwide and 67% are children. Since 2017, Order of Malta France has been running the paediatric department in its Jean-Baptiste Hospital in Ivory Coast, which has quickly become a regional reference point for children.


The Global Fund for Forgotten People Awards 500th Grant

On June 24th 2021 the Global Fund for Forgotten People awarded its 500th grant in support of the Order of Malta’s worldwide humanitarian work.


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.


Covid 19: Malteser International warns on dangerous spread of virus in countries neighbouring India

In addition to India, its neighbouring countries are also reporting new peaks in coronavirus infections every day. In Nepal, the number has risen rapidly. Malteser International warns: “Last weekend alone, almost half of all coronavirus tests were positive.


India: Malteser International provides emergency medical aid

The spread of a new Coronavirus mutation has led to a dramatic increase in the number of new infections in India over the past few days. In no other country in the world are so many people being infected with the virus.


Lebanon: agreement with two hospitals for combating Covid-19

The Order of Malta’s Lebanese Association, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation and Notre-Dame Maritime Hospital in the Jbeil district – near Byblos - have established a partnership to step up the fight against the pandemic.