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War and poverty – populations fleeing home countries cry for help

Order of Malta providing support in many regions – ‘This is an international crisis’ – Grand Chancellor of the Order

Rome, 10 July 2014

Grand Chancellor boeselager

Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager spoke of the humanitarian emergencies the Order is tackling a press conference held on 2 July in Rome: ‘Populations fleeing war and poverty: the work of the Order of Malta’.

Television news agency Rome Reports took part in the press conference and interviewed the Grand Chancellor. 

Watch the video here 

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