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Humanitarian & medical works


Ukraine, Malteser International prepares aid for refugees

Malteser International expects a very high need for help for those fleeing the situation in Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of people are already on the run, within the country and to neighboring states.


Ukraine: Malteser International reports increasing demand for psychological support and first aid courses

The population in Ukraine is increasingly suffering from the consequences of the tense situation on the border with Russia.


Snow and glacial temperatures in Sofia as Order of Malta helps the homeless

Always in the vanguard in helping the most disadvantaged people in Bulgaria, the Order of Malta is especially busy during the colder months. Active since November is the "Hot Meals" project, distributed by the Order’s volunteers to numerous rough sleepers every Thursday in one of the largest markets in the Bulgarian capital Sofia


Volcano eruption Tonga: Order of Malta providing emergency aid

The volcanic eruption on 15 January almost completely covered the island state of Tonga, in the South Pacific, with a thick layer of ash. Over 80 percent of the population, about 84,000 people, have been affected by the effects of the volcanic eruption and are in dire need of assistance.


Towards the 69th International Leprosy Day

On 28, 29 and 30 January, the Order of Malta will be taking part in the 69th World Leprosy Day. Leprosy, or Hansen disease, is one of the neglected diseases which is still present in many countries in the world.


Malteser International helps schoolgirls in South Sudan to protect themselves from Covid-19

Malteser International – the Order of Malta’s worldwide relief agency – has launched a project in 23 schools in South Sudan to raise awareness among schoolgirls on how to protect themselves from Covid-19 infections.


Covid-19 Medal instituted

To express gratitude to those who provide assistance in an emergency situation, the Sovereign Council has established the ‘Sovereign Order of Malta Campaign Medal', which complements the Order pro Merito Melitensi.


Order of Malta’s embassy in Mauritania organises mission in support new First Aid Service

In partnership with the Mauritanian Ministry of Health, the Embassy of the Order of Malta in Mauritania organised a mission to Nouakchott from 5 to 13 December, in the framework of the establishment of a future Mauritanian first Aid Service and to train first aid and ambulance trainers.


Order of Malta’s Relief Organisation in Lithuania helping Afghani families

The Order of Malta’s Relief Organisation in Lithuania is more and more involved in the integration processes of Afghani people who have fled their country and are now seeking protection in Lithuania.