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

Social assistance


The Pompeii soup kitchen: The value of proximity and listening in the time of the pandemic

Feeding the hungry is the first of the seven works of mercy of the Catholic religion and this simple exhortation inspires one of the most important activities of the Order of Malta’s associations worldwide.


Germany: poverty and old age, a combination in worrying growth

In Germany, some 16% of over 65-year-olds are at risk of poverty. For the Fourth World Day of the Poor on 15th November Malteser Deutschland with the German Caritas wanted to draw attention to the fate of the poor


Order of Malta in Lebanon launches the agro-humanitarian project “Healthy, We Grow”

Amid the ongoing economic and social crisis Lebanon is enduring, the Order of Malta’s national association is continuing to provide essential healthcare to the population.

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‘A week after the apocalypse in Beirut.’

A week ago a terrible explosion brought destruction and death to Beirut. The President of the Order of Malta's Lebanese Association, Marwan Sehnaoui, wrote a letter of appeal, which is not only a cry of grief for the battered Lebanon, but also describes the activities carried out in support of the population.


Order of Malta warns on risk of increase in human trafficking resulting from pandemic restrictions

As the Order of Malta has increased its worldwide activities dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic, it is also shining a light on the compelling need to raise attention on human trafficking.


Covid-19, Commitment doubled for Roma children in Hungary

The Budapest government asked the Order of Malta’s Hungarian charity service (Magyar Máltai Szeretetszolgálat) to coordinate an initiative – called Long-Term Development Programme for New Settlements – for the most disadvantaged areas in the country,

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The Order of Malta stretching its projects worldwide to fight Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is deeply affecting the work of the Order of Malta: its Grand Priories, Associations and relief corps spread across the world offering sociomedical care have had to adjust to this unprecedented, global health crisis.


The importance of psychological support in countering coronavirus

The social and healthcare emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic has complex psychological repercussions, many of them new, albeit emergency psychology is a well-established discipline.


Order of Malta: a centuries-old hospitaller tradition facing the Covid-19 challenge

Present on all continents, the Order of Malta has stepped up its efforts in the social-healthcare sector to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. As the Grand Hospitaller, head of the Order of Malta’s humanitarian projects,