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


Earthquake: assistance to 1.000 displaced people

Earthquake: assistance to 1.000 displaced people

The Order of Malta’s Italian emergency corps (CISOM), with their medical personnel, rescue workers, specialised nurses, and volunteers, have been working in cooperation with the Italian Civil Protection non-stop since early Monday. They are concentrating aid at the epicentre of the earthquake, Poggio di Roio, have set up a ‘tent city’ providing 700 beds for the homeless of the area, with another 275 beds in nearby San Felice d’Ocre. The Order’s two medical centres, on continuous duty, have treated over 150 patients to date.

Sniffer dogs save lives
Together with the National Fire Department, CISOM’s two trained sniffer dogs helped find survivors in L’Aquila: they were pulled out alive from the ruins yesterday evening. From today the team will provide over 2,000 meals every day for the foreseeable future

It is possible to support the victims of the earthquake by sending your contribution to:

Account number n. 000401124060
Bank: Unicredit Banca di Roma
IBAN: IT 06 J 03002 03223 000401124060
Reference: Terremoto Abruzzo