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Rhodes and of Malta

Humanitarian & medical works


Malteser International receives WHO certification for its Emergency Medical Team

Malteser International announced last Friday that its emergency medical team (EMT) has been certified by the World Health Organization (WHO).


World Day of the Poor: Order of Malta responds to Pope Francis’ appeal with numerous initiatives worldwide

After the appeal of Pope Francis “this poor man cried, and the Lord heard him” the Sovereign Order of Malta invited all its associations and local entities worldwide to spread the Holy Father’s message by participating actively in the second World Day of the Poor, celebrated on 18 November.

Latest interventions

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: a month later, Malteser International still supporting reconstruction of health facilities

A month after the deadly earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta, Malteser International, is supporting its Indonesian partner, YAKKUM with the repair and rehabilitation of damaged health centers on the island of Sulawesi.

Latest interventions

Environmentally friendly school inaugurated in the Rhino refugee camp in Northern Uganda

The worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta, Malteser International, has opened a new high school building in the Rhino Camp refugee settlement in northern Uganda.

Latest interventions

Indonesia: hundreds dead after earthquake and tsunami. Malteser International deploys response team

An emergency response team of the Order of Malta’s worldwide relief agency, Malteser International, is ready to leave for Indonesia to help the victims of last Friday’s violent earthquake and tsunami.

Grand Master news

The Grand Master Inaugurates New Care Home in the UK

The Edwardstow Court care home in Gloucestershire, managed by the Order of Malta in the United Kingdom, was officially inaugurated today with the delivery of a minibus by Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre who also uncovered an inaugural plaque.


Myanmar: a year after massacres, Rohingya refugees still facing desperation

Malteser International teams are still on the ground in Bangladesh Rajuma is only 30 years old, but has endured the most unimaginable horrors. The ethnic Rohingya woman from Myanmar was a survivor of a brutal massacre that occurred in her village, Tula Toli on August 30, 2017.

Grand Master news

Grand Master at 35th International Summer Camp for the disabled urges guests to be brave

“Be courageous, we have to be brave to welcome those who suffer and those who are strangers to us”. With these encouraging words, the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto addressed the participants of the Order of Malta’s 35th International Summer Camp for young disabled, on 15 August.


First Aid Post kept busy as Pope Francis meets Young Italians

Braving the August heat, the young people who participated en masse in the prayer vigil in Circus Maximus with Pope Francis poured into St. Peter’s Square the next day, Sunday 12th August.