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Russia scores victory for ally Syria in UN vote cutting aid

01/11/2020. Russia scored a victory for its close ally Syria, using its veto threat to force the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution significantly reducing the delivery of cross-border humanitarian aid to over one million Syrians in the northeast.

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Bushfires in Australia, the Hospitaller: “Order of Malta provides emergency relief”

01/09/2020. The Order of Malta in Australia is responding to the immediate needs of the affected communities in various areas on the east and south coasts.

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The UN is in financial distress, and the US still owes $491 million for 2019

01/02.2020. The United Nations (UN) is running out of money, compounded by the fact that the U.S. — its biggest contributor — still hasn’t paid all of what it owes for 2019.

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A record number of people will need help worldwide during 2020: UN Humanitarian Overview

12/04/2019. “In 2020, nearly 168 million people worldwide will need humanitarian assistance and protection,” he said. “That represents about one person in 45 on the planet. It is the highest figure in decades.”

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Mandate for ICRC's President extended for third term

11/29/2019. Peter Maurer will serve a third mandate as president of the International Committee of the Red Cross following a vote by the ICRC's governing body, the Assembly, on 28 November 2019.

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Order of Malta’s Grand Master praises UNESCO’s commitment to progress and respect of human dignity

11/13/2019. In an epoch marked by serious conflicts and crisis situations that seem insuperable: “UNESCO’s action is even more deserving of our gratitude,” said the Grand Master

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ICRC appoints new director-general

10/31/2019. The Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appointed Robert Mardini to the post of director-general.

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Over 11 million people across Syria need aid

11/14/2019. With the resolution authorizing cross-border aid expiring in December, Lowcock stressed to the council that “there is no alternative to the cross-border operation”.

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World hunger on the rise as 820m at risk, UN report finds

07/15/2019. Eliminating hunger by 2030 is an immense challenge, say heads of UN agencies

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Implementing a national strategy for the integration of Roma people in Hungary

04/07/2019. Miklos Vecsei C.G.M. vice-President of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order, was recently appointed State Commissioner charged with coordinating the drafting and implementation of a diagnosis-based national strategy for the integration of Roma people.

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