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Social assistance


The Order of Malta’s Relief Organisation in Lithuania celebrates 30 years of activities in the presence of the Grand Hospitaller

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Order of Malta’s Relief Organisation in Lithuania, the Grand Hospitaller Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montebl paid a visit to the country.


The Grand Chancellor’s visit to Hungary

The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Albrecht Boeselager, paid a visit to Hungary last week. During his stay, Albrecht Boeselager had a cordial meeting with Vice Prime Minister of Hungary Zsolt Semjén.


A new centre for Roma children inaugurated in Ukraine

The Saints Louis e Zelie Martin Centre in Beregovo, in Western Ukraine, was inaugurated on 7 June at the Malteser Relief Service headquarters in the Ukrainian city.


Cardinal Tomasi in Matteo 25 Community

The Procurator of the Grand Priory of Rome, Amedeo de Franchis, welcomed the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra' Marco Luzzago, and Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, the Pope’s Special Delegate to the Order of Malta, in the Matteo 25 Community in Rome.


“Mother Teresa” Award for 25th Anniversary of Order of Malta’s Albanian Voluntary Service

On its 25th anniversary, Malteser Albania has received the “Mother Teresa” decoration for its humanitarian activities in favour of the weakest social groups from the President of the Republic of Albania, Ilir Meta.


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.

Latest interventions

‘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.