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Order of Malta Australia


Ordre de Malte France Steps Up Humanitarian Aid in the Central African Republic


Rome, 03/01/2014

Map showing the health centres that Ordre de Malte France supports in the Central African Republic

Map showing the health centres that Ordre de Malte France supports in the Central African Republic

More than 1000 people have been killed over the last three weeks in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, scene of violent clashes between the armed militia groups. The civilian population, and especially children, are the main victims of the violence since schools, hospitals and churches are pillaged daily. According to the UN’s latest estimates, over 800,000 civilians have been forced to abandon their houses since the beginning of the aggression in December 2012. Of these, 68,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.

Ordre de Malte France has been present in the Central African Republic for over 30 years, supporting facilities and associations all over the country, and especially in the western part. Every year over 3000 malnourished children are helped and some 90,000 medical examinations are carried out in the health facilities the Order of Malta supports.

Follow the new wave of violence, Ordre de Malte France has sent further medical equipment and supplies (medicines, needles, tourniquets, gloves) for local hospitals and paediatric clinics around the capital.  All the material was distributed by the Order of Malta’s embassy in the country.

During the first weeks of 2014, Ordre de Malte France also plans to replenish 14 health centres the Order of Malta supports with other medical supplies. This operation will help 100,000 people, including many malnourished children.

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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.