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Dear Friends,

This month, the World Health Organization (WHO) sounded a global alarm on the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the first reported outbreak in August 2018, over 2,500 people have been infected and 1,698 have died. In terms of severity, this outbreak is second only to the West African epidemic of 2014.

We have been on the ground, working with the Congolese government and WHO to strengthen infection prevention and control activities by supporting health facilities to identify and treat Ebola cases, communicating with the people to address misinformation about the disease, and setting up hygiene stations.

However, these efforts are challenged by the realities of fighting an epidemic in a conflict zone. As our teams work around the clock to help communities prevent the spread of this deadly virus, your support is urgently needed.

So please, donate now and help ensure we can quickly respond to stop the outbreak.

Yours truly,

Ingo Radtke
Secretary General

In this month's issue:

Fighting Ebola in
DR Congo

Psychosocial aid amid
conflict in Ukraine

Malteser International's Chaplain elected Co-President at Pax Christi

Video: The plight of Venezuelan refugees in Colombia

2018 at a glance
  WHO declares international emergency over DR Congo Ebola outbreak

On July 17, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo to be a public health emergency of international concern. See how Malteser International is contributing to the country's response efforts.
Help us stop the epidemic
  Once an Ebola case is confirmed, a swift response is vital to contain an outbreak. The needs of patients and affected communities is at the heart of our response. See how you can help.  
Your donation of 30 euros can buy 4 blankets to be used in our isolation wards
Give 70 euros to provide protective suits for our medical personnel
Donate 100 euros to cover the cost of a water tank in a hand washing station

  "When one finds kindred spirits, there's a lot of things one can do, no matter where."

In this interview, Oksana a trauma therapist at Malteser International project talks about her work to provide psychosocial support to people suffering from the consequences of the conflict in Ukraine. » Read more
  Msgr. Stenger elected Co-President of Pax Christi

Malteser International extends its heartfelt congratulations to its Chaplain and Bishop of Troyes, Msgr. Marc Stenger on his election as Co-President of Pax Christi International. Msgr. Stenger. » Read more
The plight of Venezuelans in Colombia
Colombia : Living conditions in the informal settlements are terrible
Venezuela’s economic collapse has led to the largest refugee crisis in Latin American history. A staggering four million Venezuelans have fled their homeland. Over one million are seeking refuge in Colombia, where many live in informal settlements.
Watch Jelena Kaifenheim, Head of Malteser International's programs in the Americas, report on the living conditions of Venezuelan refugees in Colombia.
  Malteser International - 2018 at a glance

Want to see how your support in 2018 helped us touch millions of lives positively? We have put together highlights of our activities and finances over the past year - at a glance.

» Download the publication here!

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