Malteser International is the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid.

Four years of war in Syria

"One of the worst humanitarian disasters of our times"

 16 million people in the region are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Health care in Syria has nearly collapsed, the neighboring countries are close to the limit of their capacity.

Cyclone Pam devastates Vanuatu

Malteser International prepares help for the islanders

Cyclone Pam passed over the nation of 83 islands with unbelievable winds of 320 km/h and destroyed almost everything. Malteser International will provide assistance via a local partner.

Impressions from our projects
  • Living in a camp is exhausting - especially for the elderly. Photo: Tobias Kann
  • Dangerous Playground: These children at Mingora are risking infections when they are playing in the sewer. Photo: Malteser International
  • More than 1 million people are affected by the flooding: These women are trying to cope with the situation.
  • Strengthening of the self-help capacities of the marginalised communities is the most important objective of the project. Photo: Malteser International
  • During the severe flooding in the State of Veracruz, volunteers of the Mexican Order of Malta distributed blanket to the most needed. Photo: Orden de Malta Mexico
  • Malteser International works for traumatised people: Women that got victims of sexual violence meet regularly with their psychosocial attendant. (Photo: Birgit Betzelt)
  • After the floods in Pakistan, Malteser International supports the public health systems in the provinces Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab but sends its ten medical teams also to places where health facilities have been destroyed. Photo: Malteser International
  • Staff members of Malteser International in one of the temporary health centres in Labutta. Photo: Malteser International
  • A mother is asking for medical advice at the health centre in Canapé Vert. Photo: Juergen Hoppe
  • A laboratory is part of the health infrastructure in the refugee camp. Photo: Jörg Worms
  • A child in the kindergarten learns to wash its hands. Photo: Malteser International