Cologne/Idlib. The civil war in of Syria seemed to be in its final stages after the recapture of Aleppo by regime forces, but civilians are still suffering staggering violence as fighting intensifies in other embattled areas.
Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:
One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.
Cologne/Mexico City. Malteser International is prepared to support relief efforts in Mexico following the devastating earthquake that struck on September 19. A team of volunteers from the local aid service of the Order of Malta has been dispatched to Mexico City to provide urgent rescue and first-aid measures. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit central and southern Mexico, killing over 240 people and destroying many buildings, including the headquarters of the Mexican Association of the Order of Malta as well as a school run by its aid service in the country.
Cologne. The civil war in South Sudan has taken its toll on neighboring country Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has now reached the million mark. Many of these refugees make the journey across the border, not just because of the Uganda’s proximity, but also as a result of the country’s welcoming approach to hosting refugees. “Uganda has provided a true and outstanding neighborly aid”, said Alexander Tacke-Köster, Program Coordination for Malteser International in Uganda.
Malteser International starts distribution of life-saving Non-Food-Item kits to newly displaced persons in Tal Afar district
Provide coordination and overall supervision of curative health care services in the two target camps;
Provide specific technical support and guidance on medical issues to staff based both in Mae Sariang and in the camps;
Lead the curative health team in internal regular meetings/forums to coordinate the different groups to address common concerns and the coordination of staff and services;