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Volunteering at a summer camp with the Order of Malta

  Order member and volunteer Helena Letman recently travelled to Romania for one month to volunteer at the German Association of the Order of Malta’s annual holiday camp for disabled people. The project provided for 96 people with mental and physical...

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Volunteering in Romania with the Order of Malta

An account by Kate MacKenzie. Jonathan Rawlings and I first became friends volunteering with the OMV in Lourdes in 1983.  In May, we both decided that we would like to help the Order of Malta’s international response to the Ukraine crisis and contacted the Global Fund...

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Reports from the Frontline: Ukraine: Living with a Crisis

On the 29th of June, senior leadership and supporters from across the Order of Malta gathered for the Fund’s second Zoom conference focusing on the evolution of the crisis in Ukraine. The Fund’s CEO, Justin Simpson, opened the discussion by addressing the importance...

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Faces of the Fund: Interview with Marwan Sehnaoui

In 2012, the Fund awarded its first grant to the Lebanese Association. Ten years later, our partnership has grown significantly, as has the Association. We spoke with Marwan Sehnaoui about his decades of work as President.   How did you first become involved with...

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St John’s Day Grant Awards 2022

This St John's Day, which marks the Fund's ten year anniversary, 37 grants have been awarded to 23 entities of the Order in 28 countries. Each of these works will greatly impact the lives of the world's most vulnerable.School Transportation for Disabled Children,...

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Medicine for Lebanon

A Country in CrisisLebanon is enduring a humanitarian catastrophe ignited by one of the worst financial crises in centuries, and further fuelled by COVID-19 and the Beirut explosion. Shortages of basic goods plague every aspect of Lebanese life. Food prices have...

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Read our latest newsletter: International Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Order of Malta's 62nd annual pilgrimage to Lourdes will soon be underway, eagerly awaited after two years of absence. Read our latest newsletter to learn more. For news from the Order's work around the world, sign up to receive our regular newsletters here:

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5 months ago

Next weekend is the Order of Malta’s 63rd annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.

We wish all our friends and partners in attendance a happy and holy time.

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God bless this beautiful and important pilgrimage🙏

5 months ago

“This project gives me hope and the I have found the family that had been missing for so many years.”

Davud lives alone and receives no support from his family. Due to health issues, he struggles to walk. The staff and volunteers at the Order of Malta’s “Old is Gold” centre in Albania help Davud with hospital appointments, medication and hot meals.

The centre provides daily support and social interaction for over 1,000 isolated elderly people.

As well as basic health care and access to social workers, the centre offers food and hot drinks, a chance to meet friends, read the newspaper and play cards, dominos or chess, creating a sense of friendship and community for many who would otherwise have no one to speak to.

To learn more about the Order of Malta’s approach to elderly care, follow this link:

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The infant mortality rate in Northwest Benin is 16 times higher than in the UK. The population is growing and medical resources are limited.

The Order of Malta France hospital ensures women and children can access affordable high quality medical care and carries out over 13,000 mother and child related consultations and 4,000 safe deliveries a year.

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6 months ago

Order of Malta projects promote cultural activities for Roma communities to encourage integration and participation in education.

The Order of Malta in Romania has established a centre which offers horse riding for Roma children who attend their afterschool programme.

Denes, 17, is now a triple national champion: “I have a dream - to be the European vaulting champion but also to help other children fulfil their dreams, just as Valea Crisului helped me fulfil mine.”

Read our new brochure on the Order of Malta’s work with Roma communities across Europe:

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Congratulations 👏👏👏

A Happy and Holy Easter to all our friends and followers!

Thank you to Malteser Albania for this lovely photo of children at their after-school club hunting for Easter eggs.

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