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

Crisis in Gaza and the Middle East

Civilian population in dire need of humanitarian aid

More than 1.8 million people are concerned with the military conflict in Gaza and Israel. We are planning emergency relief in the region. In Iraq, 100,000 Christians are on the run, fleeing the abuses of the islamic rebel group ISIS.

Iraq crisis

Malteser International prepares relief for persecuted minorities

A Malteser International assessment team arrives in Erbil, Northern Iraq, in order to prepare relief efforts for persecuted minorities. The team will prepare the deployment of immediate aid for at least the next three months.

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