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Malteser International, the Order of Malta’s worldwide relief agency, currently involved with relief measures in Afghanistan and Haiti

Cologne, 21 August 2021

In Afghanistan, Malteser International, which continues to be in close contact with its partner organisation in Kabul, is monitoring the situation closely and is ready to provide:

  • EUR c. 1m of humanitarian assistance to internally displaced people in and around Kabul when and if circumstances advise
  • EUR 3-5m of assistance per year for refugees through Malteser International’s teams in Pakistan in the form of healthcare provision, WASH and cash grants.

In Haiti, Malteser International, present in the country since 2010, is providing emergency aid, following  last week’s catastrophic earthquake and severe rains. Over 2000 are dead, thousands are displaced, many injured, traumatised. Support includes distribution of food, medicines, basic necessities, psychosocial counselling.

The Embassy of the Order of Malta to the Dominican Republic and the Order’s Dominican Association are sending donations of medicines and medical supplies to the thousands of wounded and refugees,

“People have lost everything. They are unprotected. It is necessary to act quickly. We immediately started distributing protective materials against the heavy rains, in addition to the basic necessities,” emphasises Carla Wehmeier, Malteser International’s Project Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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