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Order of Malta Australia


Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: a month later, Malteser International still supporting reconstruction of health facilities


A month after the deadly earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta, Malteser International, is supporting its Indonesian partner, YAKKUM with the repair and rehabilitation of damaged health centers on the island of Sulawesi.

In addition to the assistance for reconstruction and rehabilitation, Malteser International has also made emergency funds available to deliver essential relief materials to the surrounding communities. A Malteser International finding team was immediately deployed on site for a first assessment.

The major earthquake and tsunami has caused the death of over 2,000 people and has also caused extensive damage to basic infrastructure like roads, electricity and water lines. There are still around 375,000 children in dire need of help.

Malteser International has been working with YAKKUM since the 2004 tsunami.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to support the relief effort, you can do so using our secure PayPal donation facility:

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.