Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto
The Lieutenant of the Grand Master is elected for a term of one year. According to the Constitution, as the religious Superior and Sovereign, he must fully dedicate himself to the development of the works of the Order and to set an example of living by Christian principles, to all the members of the Order.
Care beyond boundaries: in countries of origin, along the journey and on arrival
The world is seeing the greatest displacement of peoples for over half a century. Millions are fleeing from war, persecution and poverty. The proliferation of crises and needs is extraordinary as are the dramatic humanitarian consequences. In these desperate situations, fleeing families are at the mercy of unscrupulous traffickers and the perils of the journey to what they hope will be freedom and a new life. The Order of Malta is present along this journey – in countries of origin, at the borders through which thousands pass, and in host countries and final destinations – assisting refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants in approximately 30 countries across the globe. Refugees fleeing Syria are met at the Malteser International field hospital in Kilis on the Turkish border. Rescue teams in the Southern Mediterranean are the first to reach refugees and migrants escaping by boat. Asylum seekers on the European mainland receive medical care, legal assistance and take part in programmes to help them integrate with the local population.
According to United Nations figures, the civil crisis underway in South Sudan since the end of last year has made 1.3 million people homeless. Over three hundred thousand have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries, including Uganda. In north Uganda, in the Rhino refugee camp, Malteser International, the Sovereign Order of Malta’s International Relief […]
Positive results for the Order of Malta’s Colombian Association, which in 2013 and the first months of 2014 has maintained its aid projects for the poor and disadvantaged, continuing its distribution of medicines thanks to the agreement signed with the Bogota government in 2002 under which the Order could import duty-free drugs for the poorer […]