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

Social assistance


Father Gerard: here in South Africa we’re waiting for the tsunami to arrive, we have to act quickly

From Scandinavia to South Africa, from the Americas to Asia “we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm,” Pope Francis said about the coronavirus pandemic on 27th March,

Latest interventions

Coronavirus pandemic spreads across Europe and the rest of the world

The entire world now has to contend with the Covid-19 pandemic, overstretching national health services, as well as every level of social assistance service.

Diplomatic Activities

Order of Malta organizes meeting to scale up humanitarian response in the Middle East violence-affected regions

The Order of Malta organized a working meeting bringing together region Order’s ambassadors, association’s presidents as well as heads of Malteser International and Ordre de Malte France,


Promoting social cohesion in Iraq

Tharaa A. Simaan, Malteser International’s Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant for the Ninewa Return Program in Iraq, explains the importance of social cohesion, the activities supported by Malteser International and the impact on communities in the Nineveh Plains.


Christmas lunch in the Basilica dei Santi Bonifacio e Alessio for 400 needy people

His beret pulled down over his ears to protect him from the cold, but with a smile on his face, one of the numerous volunteers of the Order of Malta’s Gruppo Abc of the Rome Delegation, greets at the entrance the guests who will be offered “Christmas lunch” in the Basilica dei Santi Bonifacio e Alessio in Rome

Grand Master news

Welcome to Munich: open doors for medical care for people without health insurance

An increasing number of people do not enjoy health insurance, even in Germany. We’re not only talking about migrants or those without a valid residence permit, but also students, pensioners, or the self-employed, as well as numerous children whose parents don’t have health coverage.

Diplomatic Activities

Grand Chancellor in Peru: official meetings and visits to social projects

The first day of Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager’s official visit to Peru was marked by a long, cordial conversation with Néstor Francisco Popolizio Bardales, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Lima.


Recounting your life as therapy for facing death with serenity

In a life that is approaching its end you can have a hidden desire to tell your story, for yourself and for others. For this reason the Order of Malta’s volunteers in Victoria, Australia, have launched an apparently simple initiative, the Biography Program.


Implementing a national strategy for the integration of Roma people in Hungary

Miklos Vecsei, vice-President of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order, was appointed State Commissioner charged with coordinating the drafting and implementation of a diagnosis-based national strategy for the integration of Roma people.