A team of highly experienced professionals coordinates Malteser International’s aid during disasters. They identify the needs of the people in the affected area, manage responders on the ground and at regional centers, and take care of logistics and the supply of essential aid material. Our aid is provided by a combination of local partner organizations and specially deployed teams of international experts.
Our approach is tailored to the needs of affected populations, and our aid is undertaken according to internationally recognized standards, as well as a strict principle of neutrality and independence from political, religious or ethnic considerations.
During the acute phase of emergencies, we take advantage of opportunities to consult with local populations to find out what their needs are, discuss their ideas for rebuilding their communities, and make plans for the future. On the basis of this needs analysis and in partnership with locals, we develop plans for the improvement of water supplies and sanitation, the reconstruction of houses and public buildings, and the restoration of lives and livelihoods.