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02 Jun 2017 description
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Cologne. Malteser International is appealing to the general public to make donations for the needy in Africa. Around 24 million people on the continent are currently facing starvation and their situation is becoming increasingly critical. “Climate change is not solely responsible for the current hunger crisis. Violent conflict, unequal distribution, and poor governance are also contributing factors.” said Sid Peruvemba, Vice-Secretary General of Malteser International.

22 Feb 2017 description
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Malteser International helps children in Kenya and South Sudan

20 Mar 2015 description
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A travel report from drought-afflicted Northern Kenya

Roland Hansen, head of Malteser International’s Africa team, spent five days travelling the Illeret region of Northern Kenya. After the great drought in the summer of 2011, Malteser International, amongst others, has been building rain-water collection systems and wells in order to ensure a better water supply for the semi-nomads who live there, and help protect them from the potentially disastrous consequences of further dry periods. Here he reports some of his impressions:

27 Sep 2011 description
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Cologne/Nairobi. Another 30,000 residents of the region of Isiolo, in north-eastern Kenya, will receive a basic supply of food and medication for at least four months from Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid. As food distributions continue in the Marsabit region, the organisation is now broadening its relief activities in Kenya, bringing aid to a total of 73,000 people.

12 Aug 2011 description
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Cologne/Marsabit. The ever-increasing need for humanitarian aid in East Africa has led Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid, to step up its efforts in northern Kenya. “Thanks to the generosity of many private donors, we are now able to help nearly three times as many people as we had originally planned”, says Ute Kirch, emergency relief coordinator for Malteser International, who just returned from the region after overseeing the organisation’s first delivery and distribution of relief goods.

08 Aug 2011 description
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Cologne/Marsabit. Carrying several tonnes of rice, beans and oil, Malteser International’s first relief convoy has reached northern Kenya, where it is being distributed to 17,000 people in the region. Working together with volunteers from the Marsabit diocese, Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid, has started the first distribution phase for food items in four villages in Marsabit District, with a fifth village scheduled for distribution in the coming week.

03 Nov 2009 description
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Effects of El Niño: Drought and flooding in Eastern Africa

Nairobi/Cologne. About 20 million people in the Horn of Africa are meanwhile dependent on food aid as a severe drought spread over the region. In Kenya, around one third of the population is suffering from hunger and diseases related to malnutrition and lack of potable water.

29 Sep 2007 description
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Cologne/Budalangi. „The situation here in Kenya is much more dramatic and much worse than I had expected", Dr. Georg Nothelle, Head of the Africa-Desk of Malteser International reports from Budalangi. Dr. Nothelle currently is in Kenya to coordinate the relief measures of Malteser International. "In the district of Busia, a dike burst, several villages have been completely inundated, 28,000 people are concerned", Nothelle says. Thousands have fled the inundated areas. In Magombe, 1,750 people are searching help in the health centre.

16 Mar 2006 description
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Cologne. The draught catastrophe in northern Kenya persists: thousands of people suffer from hunger as a consequence of the lack of two rainy seasons. Extremely affected are the districts of Marsabit, Samburu and Isiolo.

29 Dec 2004 description
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Cologne. As from today, 29 December, Malteser Germany will extend its emergency relief to the region north of Phuket and Khao Lak. "We have encountered around 2,000 families whose villages have been wholly swept away. Help had not yet arrived so we immediately began distributing food, blankets and drinking water", states a Malteser staff member. The region's hospital, too, is in dire need of medical and dressing material. Tomorrow, Marie-Theres Benner, Malteser coordinator in Thailand, will be arriving to coordinate relief efforts.

07 Apr 2004 description
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World Health Day, 7 April 2004


Cologne/Nairobi. In sub-Saharan Africa, 1.6 Million people suffer from tuberculosis (TB), more than 6.000 people die of AIDS every day. Both infections are closely linked. In the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, 70 percent of all TB-patients are also infected with HIV.