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Order of Malta Australia


Members in Thailand Support Flood Victims in Laos


ollowing the torrential rain from tropical storms Son-Tinh and Bebinca,  over 236,000 people in 79 districts of 14 provinces in Thailand have been affected by floods from the middle of July to the middle of August.

As many as 11,500 people have been displaced and now live in temporary shelters. About 120 schools have been damaged, posing a challenge for a timely start to the new school year which begins on September 1.

Approximately 63,000 hectares of rice fields and 42,000 hectares of other crops have been flooded, 208 irrigation systems have been damaged, and thousands of livestock and poultry have died.

In response, Members of the Order, Confrere Thom & Consoeur Pringprao Sirisant, Consoeur Chavali Osathanugrah and Confrere Suwat Benjatammatorn,  presented Fr. Joseph Sinoun Keomanivong and Fr. Peter Bountem, vicars of Vicariate of Pakse at Gabriel Foundation of Thailand, with a donation to assist flood victims in Laos.

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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.