Malteser International Order of Malta - Permanent Observer Mission

Malteser International

Malteser International is the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta for humanitarian aid. The organization covers around 200 projects in about 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Currently, 19 national associations of the Order of Malta are members of Malteser International.

Evolved from Malteser Germany, therefore set up in accordance with German Law, and internationalized as the Order of Malta’s relief service in 2005, the organization provides aid in all parts of the world without distinction of religion, race or political persuasion. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence are the foundation of its work. Malteser International is based in Cologne, Germany, and has the official status of a Non-Governmental Organization.

Its mission is not only to provide emergency relief, but also to implement rehabilitation measures and to facilitate the link between emergency relief and sustainable development. Malteser International establishes and promotes primary health care services and seeks to reduce vulnerability and poverty. It is committed to ensure high quality standards. Accountability and transparency are priorities of its agenda.


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