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Order of Malta Australia

Around the world

  • 31/03/2014

    Myanmar: Unrest in Sittwe/Rakhine State

    Malteser International calls for reopening of humanitarian space Malteser International is deeply concerned about the attacks having started on 26 March 2014 against the premises of international relief organisations and of the UN in Sittwe, Rakhine State, and calls all involved actors for a joint effort to reopen the humanitarian space in Sittwe again. “As […]

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  • 14/03/2014

    Ukraine Crisis: International relief on standby

    Support for social services in Ukraine needed The current political and military tensions in Ukraine could give rise to a social crisis with humanitarian consequences in the region. Malteser International is observing the situation and is ready to support its Ukrainian partners on the ground in case of escalation. “The number of people in need […]

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  • 10/03/2014

    915,000 Refugees in Lebanon After Three Years of War in Syria

    According to the latest United Nations figures, three years after the onset of civil war in Syria there are now 915,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, or the equivalent of a quarter of the local population of 4 million. This is the highest per capita concentration of any country in recent history, without counting the civilians […]

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  • 27/02/2014

    The International Strategic Seminar in Rhodes

    Over 350 participants from all over the world The  Sovereign Order of  Malta’s International Strategic Seminar was held from 12 to 17 February 2014.  The five-yearly conference brought together the Order’s government, leaders of the national associations, ambassadors, diplomats, members of the Order and directors of the volunteer corps to discuss future strategies and the […]

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  • 13/02/2014

    A year in review – the activities of Malteser International in 2013

    A look back at some of the relief activities of the Order’s emergency relief agency, Malteser International, in 2013. Malteser International is the humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. With over 100 projects annually in some 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas, Malteser International has been standing by those affected by […]

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  • 06/02/2014

    Project update: 3 months after Typhoon Haiyan

    Malteser International helps rebuild 1,200 typhoon-resistant homes Three months after Haiyan, the strongest typhoon on record, made landfall in the Philippines, Malteser International is working with communities in Samar and Bantayan to “build back better”. “Currently, the majority of people in the disaster zones are still living in tents and makeshift shelters,” reports Cordula Wasser, […]

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  • 22/01/2014

    Syria Crisis: “Peace talks” begin at community level

    As “Geneva 2”, a high-level peace conference for the conflict in Syria, begins today, Malteser International is promoting conflict transformation at the community level. A community center for Syrian refugees and the host population in Kilis, Turkey, run in cooperation with the Turkish NGO International Blue Crescent (IBC), has provided conflict transformation trainings for teachers, […]

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The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.