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

Order of Malta

aid for refugees

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.

Aid for Refugees - Latest Interventions

  • 28/08/2013

    Uganda: emergency medical relief for 22,000 Congolese refugees

    The Order of Malta supports four health posts on the border and in refugee camp After recent clashes between rebels and the Congolese army drove tens of thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo over the border into Uganda, the Order of Malta’s worldwide relief agency, Malteser International is responding to this new humanitarian crisis. Around […]

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  • 08/07/2013

    The Order of Malta’s volunteers greet Pope Francis on Lampedusa

    In his historic visit to the island of Lampedusa, symbol of immigrant plight and borderland between Europe  and Africa, Pope Francis was greeted by the volunteers of the Order of Malta’s Italian Rescue Corps  (CISOM). “We’re very happy,” said Mauro Casinghini, CISOM National Director, “that Pope Francis has chosen Lampedusa for his first apostolic trip. […]

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  • 19/06/2013

    Aid for Mali refugees

    One of the Ordre de Malte France’s missions is to bring support and assistance to the victims of disasters or humanitarian emergencies. Within the framework of this mission, it has been working directly in Burkina Faso to assist Malian refugees who have been forced from their country by the political crisis. We are talking about […]

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The Order of Malta’s activities in 120 countries

Map indicates capital cities of countries where the Order of Malta runs medical, social, or humanitarian projects

The Order of Malta’s activities in 120 countries


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

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