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Order of Malta Australia


Typhoon Haiyan: Help for Philippines survivors. DONATE TODAY


Thousands in need of immediate emergency relief

The images of the destruction caused by Supertyphoon Haiyan are horrific. Whole cities have been flattened to the ground, hundreds of thousands are without shelter, many lack food and water. 

With winds of more than 330 kilometres per hour and had a diameter of approximately 800 km wide, it is the worst storm to have ever made landfall in modern history. Approximately 9.5 million people have been affected in the Philippines, and authorities warn many hundreds of thousands of people could also be affected in Vietnam.

Malteser International’s emergency relief experts are on their way to Leyte Province in the Philippines, where Typhoon Haiyan left a path of utter destruction and cost the lives of at least ten thousand people. The experts and representatives of the Philippine Association of the Order of Malta will conduct an assessment of the needs in the most affected region around Tacloban City and prepare emergency relief for the survivors.

Gaining access to the disaster region is extremely difficult at the moment, since the Tacloban Airport was destroyed in the storm, so we have to find alternative ways of getting there,” says Cordula Wasser, Philippines program manager for Malteser International.  Malteser International’s local partners report that Haiyan also affected the evacuation centers and temporary camps on the neighboring island of Bohol, which had recently been struck by an earthquake. “For this reason, Malteser International will also expand their ongoing relief measures for the earthquake survivors,” Wasser says.

Donate now and give life-saving relief to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. 

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.