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Flight and displacement are among the main causes of humanitarian crises. Today, in 2019, more than 68 million people are on the run.

Supporting refugees is at the heart of our work. The Order of Malta is active worldwide to alleviate their suffering and give them hope again. 



Malteser International prepares response to locust infestation in Kenya

Vulnerable communities are facing severe food crisis as locust devastate crops

The impact of the infestation on food security and livelihoods of the rural population is of great concern. Malteser International is preparing to respond to the crisis in Marsabit county of northern Kenya, where vulnerable communities are already facing severe food insecurity following months of droughts and floods. These extreme weather conditions have created favorable breeding conditions for the desert locusts.

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Syria: Humanitarian situation in Idlib reaching catastrophic levels

Civilians in northwestern Syria are facing an unprecedented catastrophe. A renewed military offensive in the region has uprooted more than 500,000 Syrians since November last year, triggering a major humanitarian crisis.

Malteser International is deeply concerned by this development and calls for all parties to the conflict to bring an end to the Syrian conflict.


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Haiti marks 10 year anniversary of earthquake amid worsening food insecurity

Ten years after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the country is still struggling to recover. The anniversary comes in the wake of urgent calls to action following reports of worsening food insecurity due to months of drought and political instability. Almost 4 million people are now in urgent need of emergency food assistance. That is one in three people in Haiti.

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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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