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25.01.2022

Haiti: Earthquake again hits the southwest of the country

Malteser International provides emergency relief

Cologne/Port-au-Prince. On Monday morning local time, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 hit the southwest of Haiti. The quake occurred near the town of Les Cayes in the department of Nippes, about 200 kilometres from the capital Port-au-Prince. Only last August, an earthquake in this region had caused the deaths of more than 2,000 people. The Malteser International team in Haiti is providing first emergency aid to the people in the region.

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21.01.2022

Volcano eruption Tonga: Malteser International provides 20,000 Euro emergency aid

Cologne. 80 percent of the population, about 84,000 people, have been affected by the effects of the volcanic eruption last weekend and require assistance. The most urgent needs now are drinking water and food. As first emergency relief, Malteser International is providing 20,000 Euros with the support of Aktion Deutschland Hilft.

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17.01.2022

Drought in Kenya: Situation of the people deteriorates rapidly

Cologne/Nairobi. Three consecutive rainy seasons have failed to arrive in eastern Kenya. According to the United Nations, around 2.9 million people in eastern Kenya are in urgent need of aid, and more than half a million children are acutely malnourished. As a result, tens of thousands of farm animals have starved to death, pastures have withered and wells have dried up. Malteser International is providing emergency aid in the form of drinking water and cash.

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15.11.2021

Malteser International: Humanitarian aid becomes climate neutral

Cologne. The international relief organization of the Order of Malta, Malteser International, signed the joint climate charter for international relief organizations and commits to operate all 28 locations in a climate-neutral way by 2027.

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