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

Humanitarian & medical works


Opening of new health facility in South Sudan

Malteser International has opened a new health centre in Yei River County, in the very south of South Sudan, a region where access to health care has been heavily limited due to the ongoing civil war.

Latest interventions

Portuguese volunteers aid and assist pilgrims going to Fatima

10 working days, 11 medical units, 6 mobile assistance teams and 114 volunteers. These are the figures of the Order of Malta’s Portuguese Association 2022 campaign, organized every year to support pilgrims going to the Shrine of Fatima.


US First Lady Jill Biden meets with Order of Malta volunteers during her visit to the Slovak-Ukrainian border

During her visit to the Slovak-Ukrainian border, the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden met with a team of volunteers from the Order of Malta currently assisting tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees.


The latest interventions of the Order of Malta in Ukraine and neighbouring region

Under the coordination of Malteser International, the Order of Malta is continuing to provide relief to the Ukrainian population distributing medical equipment, food, hygiene kits and ensuring psycho-social support in Ukraine and in the surrounding countries.


Order of Malta in Poland in the frontline helping Ukrainian refugees

With around 3 million Ukrainian refugees who have already entered the country, the Order of Malta in Poland has been at the forefront of the aid services provided to people in need since the very onset of the war on 24 February.

Lieutenant of the Grand Master News

“Easter Lunch” in the gardens of the Magistral Villa

After almost three years of interruption due to the pandemic, the "Easter Lunch", the traditional appointment of the volunteers of the Order of Malta's Rome Delegation with the neediest, was held again on 23 April.


Two months after the war outbreak in Ukraine, the Order of Malta continues to widen its relief operations

More than 11 million people are believed to have fled Ukraine since the conflict began eight weeks ago, according to the United Nations.

Diplomatic Activities

Ukraine, diplomacy and humanitarian support from Romania

Some 1,500-1,600 Ukrainian refugees cross the border with Romania daily, and just a few weeks ago they numbered 30 thousand. Many continue their journey to Poland, Hungary, Germany and other European countries.


Order of Malta extending relief efforts in Ukraine and neighbouring countries

With over 12 million people in need in Ukraine - of whom 6.5 million are internally displaced - the Order of Malta’s network is scaling up its relief operations both in Ukraine and in the neighbouring countries.