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Ukraine: Urgent help needed – Order of Malta network supplies refugees

27/02/2022 


Dear Friends,

Our hopes for a peaceful resolution of the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine have unfortunately not occurred. A tragic humanitarian disaster is unfolding now that Russia has invaded the independent republic of Ukraine. A long period of peace in Europe has come to an end.

For us it is now and more than ever important to support the people affected in the Ukraine with our prayers and practical assistance.

In the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk, Malteser Ukraine has started to provide displaced people with tents, cots, blankets and food. The relief supplies sent from Germany on Thursday arrived on site on Saturday and will be put to immediate use. In addition, the displaced people are receiving medical and psychological care.

The Order of Malta associations and relief services in the states bordering Ukraine including Poland, Romania, and Hungary, have already sent their staff to the borders and are providing assistance to refugees. They are distributing food, water and providing medical assistance. Malteser International, the International Relief agency of the Order of Malta, is supporting them and delivering what is needed most on the ground: medical supplies, hygiene items, and drinking water.

Millions of refugees are expected to flee this war and we are committed to helping them in every way we can,” says Clemens Graf von Mirbach-Harff, Secretary General of Malteser International.

Please consider a donation to our Emergency Relief Fund to support those impacted by the conflict. You can do so using one of the following methods:

  • ONLINE using our secure payment portal
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT to The Order of Malta, BSB 083 453, Acc: 44888 1897 Please use the description “UKRAINE” and email info@orderofmalta.org.au to help us identify your donation and issue a receipt
  • CHEQUES made payable to ‘Ukraine Appeal, The Order of Malta’ and sent to The Order of Malta, PO Box 79 Caringbah, NSW 1495

Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated and donations of $2 and more are tax deductible.

 Thank you for your support. Please remember the people of the Ukraine in your prayers during these troubling times.

Yours sincerely

John Murphy

National Hospitaller, Australian Association

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.