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Disaster Relief & Prevention

Emergency aid and long-term sustainable development

Almost 107 million people were affected by disasters in 2014, the majority in the developing world. While we cannot prevent natural catastrophes from happening, nor the risks that they present, promoting a culture of ‘prevention’ over a culture of ‘reaction’ can reduce the damage left in their wake. By focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction we can implement measures to ensure communities are prepared when disasters strike. Through its prevention programmes the Order of Malta reaches out to people who are least able to flee: the elderly and disabled. Recent emergency interventions have taken place in Nepal after severe earthquakes, the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, the Horn of Africa struck by famine and across Europe where our Relief Corps respond to floods and extreme weather. Long-term sustainable development projects are ongoing in the regions of Asia laid waste by the tsunami and in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the second most densely populated.



Disaster Relief & Prevention - Latest Interventions

  • 09/07/2015

    South Sudan: Malteser International warns of renewed famine

    Millions of people displaced by hunger and violence – humanitarian aid alone is not enough On the fourth anniversary of the independence of South Sudan, Malteser International – the Order of Malta worldwide relief agency – is giving an urgent warning against renewed famine in the country and calling on all those who carry responsibility […]

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  • 16/05/2015

    Nepal: Malteser International to establish field hospital in earthquake region

    Malteser International, the Worldwide Relief Agency of the Order of Malta, is to establish a field hospital in the Sindhupalchok region of Nepal, near to the epicentre of the second severe earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday. The project will be undertaken in collaboration with the University Hospital in Dhulikel in order to bring […]

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  • 29/04/2015

    Quake in Nepal: Order of Malta’s rescue teams have reached Kathmandu

    After the terrible earthquake that struck the country on 25 April, with over 5000 people dead, the Order of Malta’s international relief organization – Malteser International – has sent more humanitarian aid workers to Nepal. Order of Malta teams of rescuers and health experts are currently working in Dhulikhel, the epicentre of the quake, and […]

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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

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

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