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Malteser International – Health and dignity for people in need

Our Vision: We aspire to a world where all individuals – particularly those in need and those who are displaced – live a life of health and dignity.

Malteser International (MI) works as an international humanitarian aid organization. We are an aid organization of the Catholic Order of Malta and particularly fulfill the order's mission of "helping those in need". Our mission is to improve the health and living conditions of suffering and displaced people worldwide. We provide aid to people in need in over 140 projects in 35 countries, regardless of religion, political persuasion, origin or gender. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence form the basis of our work. We are supported by a network of numerous local, national and international partner organizations, donors, friends and donors.

About us: Our mission

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of suffering and displaced people around the world. We provide emergency and disaster relief in the immediate aftermath of acute disasters and work towards the rehabilitation and reconstruction of afflicted communities. We work on the frontlines to provide immediate and long-term relief to those who need it most.

We deploy our experts in crisis situations, conflict-ridden areas, during natural disasters and epidemics around the world. We intervene to provide medical and mental health support, clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), food, protection, and shelter where possible.

We take a holistic approach to health in our programming, which includes the protection of nature. We work with local resources and engage local partners, as well as the Order of Malta's global network, to provide rapid and effective responses in even the most remote locations. People are at the center of our assistance. Our goal is to sustainably increase the resilience of those worst affected by disasters. We are also committed to contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In doing so, we extend our support to all individuals in need regardless of gender, political belief, origin, or faith. 

Christian values and the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence are the foundation of our work. We are committed to the highest levels of innovation, professionalism, quality, and transparency. Driven by our values, and thanks to our over 65 years of experience, we remain a trustworthy organization for our donors, partners, and most importantly, for the people we serve. Through our work we experience joy, find greater meaning, and a sense of belonging among like-minded individuals. 

Globally, we are united by the goal of standing alongside the displaced, and people in need: Together, we’re working to build a life of health and dignity.

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