In 2020, we provided aid through 138 projects in 32 countries in some of the biggest humanitarian crises. The COVID-19 pandemic hit people in already economically weak regions of the world particularly hard. We stood by these people and helped with infection prevention and control measures, as well as with measures to mitigate the economic and social consequences of the pandemic, such as food distributions. In addition, our work for refugees and internally displaced people remained one of our focuses, as more and more regions are affected by conflict and the consequences of climate change. In 2020, around 75 percent of our program funding supported refugees. 9.5 million euros were committed to COVID-19 response. You can read more about our work in our 2020 annual reportRead more
World Refugee Day: Malteser International joins call to help build livelihoods for refugees in Bangladesh
Cologne/Cox’s Bazar. To mark World Refugee Day, Malteser International and 21 other humanitarian organizations working in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh have put out a statement celebrating the resilience of refugees and called for more support to help build livelihoods for displaced people in the country.
The statement also includes quotes from refugees on their situation and experience in Bangladesh.Read the statement
Cologne/Rajasthan. In addition to India, its neighbouring countries are also reporting new highs in new coronavirus infections every day. In Nepal, the number has risen rapidly. Malteser warns: “Last weekend alone, almost half of all coronavirus tests were positive. We have a situation in Nepal like the one we observed in India about a fortnight ago. We see the virus spreading from one country to neighbouring countries. It will only be days before the images we see of people dying on the streets also reach us from Nepal. We have to act quickly now to prevent the next disaster,” says Cordula Wasser, Head of the Asia Department of Malteser International.Read more
The spread of a new Coronavirus mutation has led to a dramatic increase in the number of new infections in India over the past few days. In no other country in the world are so many people being infected with the virus. “The news reaching us from India is frightening. People are dying in front of hospitals because there is no capacity. There is a shortage of oxygen, intensive care beds, and medical supplies. We are doing everything we can to help right now,” said Cordula Wasser, Head of the Asia Department of Malteser International.Read more
2 MILLION MEDICAL TREATMENTS
As of 2020