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Beirut explosion: Mental health of people affected is under threat

One week after responding to the devastating explosion that took place in Beirut, Malteser International is focusing on restocking medical supplies, strengthening measures against Covid-19, and providing psychosocial support.

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Malteser International launches emergency response in Lebanon

On August 4, 2020 a massive explosion at the port of Beirut devastated communities in the Lebanese capital. The blast has killed nearly 170 people and injured some 6,000 people. The devastation to the city and to the people cannot be understated.  Hospitals have sustained heavy damage, and they are overwhelmed with the number of people now needing medical help. Many people are also suffering from trauma and anxiety as a result of the disaster.

Malteser International is responding to the crisis and working closely with its long-term partner the Lebanese Association of the Knights of Malta (LAKM) Order to provide relief to those affected.

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“Clean water is a human right, not a privilege”

On 28 July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights. While progress has been made in the past decade, over 700 million people around the world still lack access to basic water supply and 2 billion do not have clean sanitary facilities.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution, Malteser International is calling for greater commitment to ensuring access to clean water and sanitation for all.

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COVID-19: Malteser International sends Emergency Medical Team to Cameroon

Cameroon is currently the COVID-19 epicenter in western and central Africa with one of the continent's highest infection rates. More than 300 people have been reported dead and over 10,000 have been infected with the novel coronavirus.

Malteser International is sending its Emergency Medical Team (EMT) to support COVID-19 response efforts in Cameroon after the country requested international assistance to control the rapid spread of COVID-19.

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The situation in the Idlib border region is becoming increasingly acute. For months thousands of people have been waiting in tents, in rain and snow. Everything is in short supply – especially blankets, food and medicine. They urgently need our help. Count Douglas Saurma-Jeltsch, President of Malteser International Europe, asks for your support.

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In 2018, 2 million patients were treated in medical facilities supported by us all over the world.

355,000 people had access to clean drinking water thanks to our projects (2018).

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