Cologne. Malteser International has criticized the politicization of aid in Venezuela after shipments of humanitarian aid intended for Venezuela were forcefully repelled from entering the country on Saturday. According to media reports, violent clashes between security forces and protesters along Venezuela’s borders with Brazil and Colombia left 14 people dead and 285 wounded, while some trucks loaded with aid materials were set on fire.
Providing effective aid
202,000 people received food, water, clothing, toiletries, and/or emergency shelter in 2017.
In 2017, 1.65 million patients were treated in medical facilities supported by us all over the world.
Malteser International has opened a second office in the northeastern Nigerian town of Pulka to address the needs of internally displaced persons. The new office will provide clean drinking water and improve the hygiene situation of thousands of people who have displaced by the ongoing Boko Haram conflict.Read more
Moments of 2018
From the continued conflict in Syria, the refugee crises in South Sudan, Myanmar and Venezuela, and the earthquakes and tsunamis that hit Indonesia, millions of people around the world were affected by a number of humanitarian crises.
Our aid efforts in 2018 encompassed 28 countries and included the provision of medical care for those in need, support for refugees and displaced persons and much more. Our mission to enable people in need to live in health and dignity will continue even into the future.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for your support in 2018!