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Dear Friends,

In May, an aerial bomb attack severely damaged the Malteser International-supported Kafr Nobol hospital in Idlib, Syria. It was the only surgery clinic within a 50 kilometre radius. We condemn these attacks in the strongest terms possible.

Children are not responsible for the bombs and bullets, but they are often the worst affected. They need safe spaces to work through their experiences. For 10-year-old Shahed, a Syrian child refugee, our children care center in Turkey provides an opportunity for self-expression, and a way to deal with the trauma she has endured.

Also in May, we concluded the relief mission that was launched in response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

Whether it is in the coflict regions of the Middle East, or in disaster-ridden communities in Mozambique, we are unwavering in our commitment to do our best to help the poor and sick live in health and dignity. Thank you for supporting us in that mission!

Yours truly,

Ingo Radtke
Secretary General


In this issue:

Of Hardship and Hope: Finding Sanctuary in Art

Uganda: Lasting improvements in physiotherapy services

End of emergency response in Mozambique

Event: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Türkei syrische Flüchtlinge   Of Hardship and Hope – Finding Sanctuary in Art

Wars and conflict can affect a child’s feeling of security and hope, displacement can also turn a child’s life upside down. One year ago, Shahed and her family fled to Turkey to escape the brutal war in Syria. Through her painting, Shahed processes her experiences and expresses her hopes for the future.

Read more of her story.
How you can support our work for refugee families
€ 15 can help a Syrian refugee child take part in leisure activities.
€ 20 is enough to provide a lunch snack for 60 Syrian refugee children.
€ 50 can can finance vocational training courses for unemployed refugees.
  Lasting improvements in physiotherapy services in Uganda

Over four million Ugandans live with a physical challenge, and most of them are severely poor as a result. Many cases of disability can be treated with adequate physiotherapy, but there are not enough professionals in Uganda. We are working to make a lasting positive impact in the country.

See how!
Mosambik Nothilfe   Mozambique: Malteser International ends emergency response after Cyclone Idai

After two months of health promotion activities, Malteser International has successfully concluded its relief mission in Mozambique.

Read more about our intervention.
Disaster Risk Genf   Event: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Thanks to the Disability Inclusive DRR network (DIRRN) co-founded by Malteser International, inclusion was anchored in the Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction. At the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva from 13 - 17th May, 2019, key actors have acknowledged that inclusion is the key to resilience.

The 2019 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction has also now been launched!.
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