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The media library provides access to our publications like the annual report, leafleats and brochures, guidelines, our newsletter, specialized publications, US publications and publications in Spanish.

Image and video material is available on request. Please observe our information regarding image rights and usage.

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All pictures provided by Malteser International are free of charge and can be used for media coverage on Malteser International. Please mention "Malteser International" as image source. All image rights are held by Malteser International. This regulation does not apply to pictures marked otherwise.


Katharina Kiecol
Email: katharina.kiecol(at)malteser-international.org

Annual reports

Download of our Annual Report 2023: Click on full screen and then on the download icon in the upper right corner.


Introducing Anticipatory Action: A Feasibility Study for Malteser International

In 2023, we started an exploration into Anticipatory Action, commissioning the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of integrating Anticipatory Action into our humanitarian work.

Anticipatory Action refers to proactive measures taken in anticipation of crises or disasters, aiming to reduce risks, mitigate impacts, and enhance resilience before a disaster or crisis occurs. This approach involves early warning systems and direct interventions aimed at addressing vulnerabilities and strengthening community capacities to cope with upcoming emergencies and future challenges. Anticipatory Action contrasts with traditional reactive approaches, which respond to crises after they have already occurred.

After extensive research and analysis that covered talks with national representatives of civil proction services, local and international partners, experts and researchers on the topic, the study reveals key insights into opportunities, challenges, and pathways for integration of anticipatory action at Malteser International's global programs, confirming Anticipatory Action as a practical strategy, in line with our vision, mission and strategic goals. By contributing to existing Anticipatory Action frameworks and leveraging existing networks, we can maximize impacts and minimize risks. Lessons learned from Anticipatory Action efforts in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, and Uganda have the potential to aid Malteser International in its pilot projects or project adaptations globally. We are convinced that the study's findings will benefit other organizations seeking to implement Anticipatory Action.

Contact: Rebekka Goeke, rebekka.goeke(at)malteser-international.org

Leaflets and brochures


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Specialized publications:

Including Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction: A Research Study from Eight Countries of Africa, Asia, and South/Central America

In 2021, a consortium of Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V. (ASB), Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), Christian Blind Mission (CBM), International Disability Alliance (IDA), and Malteser International (MI) commissioned a study on disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) policy and practice across eight countries of Africa, Asia, and South/Central America.

The study describes progress, gaps, and identified good practices in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030 and concludes with recommendations to support improved disability-inclusive DRR. The study design, data collection, and analysis were based on the 10 key inclusion criteria aligning closely with the Sendai Framework:

  • Disaggregated data
  • Inclusive risk assessment and planning
  • Inclusive risk communication
  • Supportive governance/policies
  • Direct representation of persons with disabilities in DRR
  • Investments in disability-inclusive DRR
  • Accessibility
  • Meaningful participation of persons with disabilities and Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in DRR
  • Leadership of persons with disabilities in DRR
  • Inclusive partnership

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