Prison Ministry in Great Britain – a new work of the Order

June 26, 2017

On the 7th June 2017, the British Association publicly launched their work in Prison Ministry at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair, donated and attended by Sir Rocco Forte, and joined by H.E. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, and H.E. Albrecht von Boeselager, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, along with a small group of […]

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Order of Malta Prison Ministry Around the World

June 14, 2017

The Order has a long tradition of working with prisoners, ex-offenders and their families around the world. It works in locations as diverse as Malta, Panama, Lebanon, Romania, Singapore, Indonesia, the United States and Brazil. The Global Fund for Forgotten People supports many of the Order’s works with prisoners and their families around the world. It […]

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“Old is Gold” programme for the elderly in Albania

February 16, 2017

The elderly of Albania are increasingly isolated and lonely. To address the growing number of forgotten elderly people in society, the Albanian Relief Service has established a programme to assist those who are suffering, without the support of their families or the government. ‘Old is Gold’ provides daily healthcare and support. Elderly members of the community […]

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Healthcare and nutrition in Kenya

February 14, 2017

The Daasanach community live in the remote district of Illeret, Kenya, only accessible by rough tracks and 400km from the nearest tarmac road. The community have a traditional, semi-nomadic way of life, which relies heavily on their environment. Centuries of neglect has left them without basic infrastructure or access to healthcare, and has increased their […]

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Care for the Elderly in Cuba

February 10, 2017

For the last 15 years, the Order of Malta’s Cuban Association has been delivering food, providing medical support, and offering exercise workshops to 49 care homes for the elderly across the country. The Order’s support provides an essential lifeline for many of Cuba’s elderly. With a grant from the Fund, the Cuban Association is expanding […]

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Healthcare Services supported by the Order’s Embassy in Georgia

February 9, 2017

In Tbilisi, Georgia, many vulnerable people, the elderly, the disabled and the poor, do not have access to regular health and social care. These forgotten people are often unable to leave their homes and become lonely and isolated. The Embassy of the Order of Malta in Georgia is helping to provide weekly health and social assistance to vulnerable people. Alongside […]

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Educational activities for disadvantaged children in Romania

February 8, 2017

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Romania often drop out of formal education at a young age due to a lack of support from their schools, families or local government. Through their newly established programme, the Romanian Relief Service aims to reverse this trend and has helped many children that would otherwise be forgotten. Through educational activities, […]

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Help for Victims of the Louisiana Floods

February 6, 2017

In response to the devastating flooding in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Order of Malta’s Federal Association established the Lafayette Home Repair Program. Working with the elderly, the sick, the disabled and the poor, they have used a grant awarded by the Fund to provide the equipment to repair damage caused to homes and enable victims of the […]

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The Italian Relief Corps Assists Avalanche Victims

January 31, 2017

A series of strong earthquakes hit Italy, destroying people’s homes and cutting whole communities off. The Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps immediately sent teams of volunteers to rescue and evacuate victims. Focusing on those who were elderly, disabled and vulnerable, the volunteers rescued those who were trapped in their homes and accompanied them to […]

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Caring for the Elderly in Slovakia

January 20, 2017

In the Old Town of Bratislava many elderly people, affected by the high cost of living and the lack of support, are unable to afford enough to eat. In 2015, the Slovakian Relief Service established a work of the Order to provide meals for elderly residents, who have become the forgotten. The project started small, however it has been […]

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