Malteser International


Malteser International
Malteser International
Formation January 2, 2005 (2005-01-02) (6 years ago)
Purpose/focus humanitarian
Headquarters Kalker Hauptstraße 22
Location Kalk, Cologne, Germany
Region served worldwide
Parent organization Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V.
Affiliations Sovereign Order of Malta
Website www.malteser-international.org

Malteser International is the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta for humanitarian aid. The organisation covers around 200 projects in about 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Currently, 19 national associations of the Order of Malta are members of Malteser International.

Evolved from Malteser Germany, therefore set up in accordance with German Law, and internationalized as the Order of Malta’s relief service in 2005, the organisation provides aid in all parts of the world without distinction of religion, race or political persuasion. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence are the foundation of its work. Malteser International is based in Cologne and has the status of a Non-Governmental Organisation.

Its mission is not only to provide emergency relief, but also to implement rehabilitation measures and to facilitate the link between emergency relief and sustainable development. Malteser International establishes and promotes primary health care services and seeks to reduce vulnerability and poverty. It is committed to ensure high quality standards. Accountability and transparency are priorities of its agenda.

Relief Efforts Chronicle

1956 Refugee aid at the Austro-Hungarian border
1966–1975 Refugee aid/ hospital building in Vietnam
1970 Earthquake relief in Peru
1979–1993 Refugee relief in Thailand
1979 Earthquake relief in Dubrovnik
1980 Drought relief in Somalia
since 1980 Transports of relief items to Central and Eastern Europe
1981 Earthquake relief in Southern Italy
1985–1986 Famine relief in Africa
1989 Humanitarian aid for East German refugees in Budapest
1990–1991 Renovation of a hospital in Danang, Vietnam
since 1990 Building up of local Malteser groups in Central and Eastern Europe
1991 Aid to Kurds in Iraq
since 1991 Humanitarian aid for the victims of the war in former Yugoslavia,
Reconstruction aid in Lithuania, Romania, Russia and the Ukraine
since 1993 Aid for Karen refugees from Myanmar at the Thai-Burmese border,
Aid for Sudanese refugees in Uganda,
Programme to combat leprosy in Cambodia,
Basic health, nutrition and emergency relief programmes in Vietnam
1994–1996 Aid to Rwanda
1997 Reconstruction aid in Rwanda, Zaire and Bosnia
1997–1999 Humanitarian aid for Cambodian refugees in Thailand
1998–2000 Reconstruction aid in Honduras (following hurricane Mitch)
since 1998 Basic health and reconstruction programmes in Southern Sudan
since 1999 Reconstruction aid in Kosovo and the Balkan Region,
Construction aid, rehabilitation and health care in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia
1999–2002 Earthquake relief in Turkey
2000 Emergency relief for flood victims in Ethiopia and Mozambique,
Health programmes in Sudan
since 2001 Earthquake aid and reconstruction aid in India and El Salvador,
Refugee relief in Afghanistan,
Basic health care project in Myanmar
2003 Reconstruction aid and health care in Northern Iraq,
Refugee aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo
2004 Earthquake aid and reconstruction aid in Bam, Iran,
Refugee relief in Darfur, Sudan
2005 Tsunami relief in South- and South-East Asia,
Emergency aid for flood victims in Serbia, Romania and Hungary,
Emergency aid for the victims of the famine in Mali and Niger,
Reconstruction aid after Hurricane Katrina in the USA,
Earthquake and reconstruction relief in Pakistan,
Reconstruction aid after hurricanes in Central America
2006 Drought relief in Kenya,
Flood relief in Romania,
Earthquake aid on Java, Indonesia,
Emergency aid in Lebanon
2010 Earthquake relief in Haiti,
Earthquake relief in Chile,
Flood relief in Pakistan

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