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

Humanitarian & medical works


Malteser International calls for more humanity ahead of World Refugee Day

The number of refugees and displaced persons around the world continues to increase every year. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are now almost 70 million people forcibly displaced across the globe, including over 22 million refugees.

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Aquarius Migrants, Order of Malta’s Medical Team on Dattilo: “In their eyes the hope for a better future”

Yesterday morning, Maria Rita Agliozzo and Marika Giustiniani, health professionals with the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps, disembarked from the ship Dattilo in the port of Valencia. Last Tuesday they had embarked on the Coast Guard ship in Pozzallo to assist the 629 migrants arriving from the Libyan coast and saved at sea by the search and rescue operations of the SOS Méditerranée.

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Order of Malta’s Medical Team on the Ship Dattilo to Assist Aquarius Migrants

A medical team of the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps has just now boarded the Coast Guard ship Dattilo to assist those migrants who will shortly be transferred from the Acquarius vessel.

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Guatemala Volcano Eruption: Order of Malta on site to provide medical assistance to victims and displaced persons

According to the latest information from the Guatemalan government, the death toll from last Sunday’s eruption of the Fuego volcano, 35 kilometres south-west of the capital of Guatemala, has risen to 109.

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A Night Shelter Inaugurated in Tbilisi

On 30th March last a new night shelter for the homeless was inaugurated in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. Opened in the premises of the Catholic Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, it offers ten beds.

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Ebola emergency in DR Congo. Malteser International working to prevent the spreading of the disease

On Thursday 17th May the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was detected in Mbandaka, a city of more than one million people, prompting fears from medical experts that the outbreak will be harder to deal with than anticipated


Migrants and Refugees: Rome meeting between Order of Malta’s European Project Managers

In the meeting held yesterday and this morning in the Magistral Villa, operation managers of the Order of Malta’s projects in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary discussed the main challenges and best practices for long-term interventions aimed at migrants and refugee

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The Order of Malta intervenes with emergency relief for Venezuelan refugees fleeing to Colombia

With over a million refugees now on Colombian soil, Malteser International - the Order of Malta’s worldwide relief agency - is providing emergency relief along the Colombian-Venezuelan border


Syria’s civil war – Another grim anniversary after 7 years

“The desperate situation in Eastern Ghouta is a horrible and predictable recurrence of the states of siege in towns like Homs and Aleppo,” says Janine Lietmeyer, Country Group Manager for Syria and Lebanon at Malteser International, the Order of Malta’s worldwide Relief Agency.