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Snapshot of the Order of Malta’s actions around the world

Just published: Facts and Figures 2019/20

London, 18 February 2019

Small Syrian refugee now attends Malteser International-supported school in TurkeyA ‘take away edition’ of the Order’s current worldwide activities – the Facts and Figures 2019 flyer – has just been published.

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The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law. The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, and bilateral diplomatic relations with 110 countries.


The Order of St John of Jerusalem is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. Present in Palestine in around 1048, it is a lay religious Order, traditionally of military, chivalrous, noble nature.