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Key conference on Order of Malta action for migrants and refugees

Participants meet in Rome to exchange experiences from different parts of the world

Rome, 12 April 2018

the migration conference gets underway

The migration conference gets underway, RomeA key conference – the second Migrant Conference, held at the Order of Malta’s Magistral Villa, Aventine, Rome – met to discuss current projects and future plans to care for migrant communities in various parts of the world.Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager explained that the Order’s first arrival in a country is through emergency work, with support focussed on healthcare and clean water supplies. “We deal with the consequences” he said. In describing his organisation’s work for migrants and refugees in many regions, tthe migration conference gets underwayhe head of the Order’s worldwide relief agency, Malteser International, Ingo Radtke, warned “Refugees and IDPs are a global problem.”

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