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The Associationís Foreign Aid Service (FAS) raises money to respond to disaster and emergency situations as well as to provide long-term sustainable support to the most needy people in the world. The FAS works within the international framework of the Order of Malta , and particularly Malteser International. The organisation provides humanitarian aid in all parts of the globe without distinction of religion, race or political persuasion. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence are the foundation of its work. Staffed by volunteers, the FAS is low-cost, and benefits from the international reach and scale of the Order to be effective.