Since the earthquake struck on November 26th, resulting in 51 deaths and up to 750 people injured, the Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta has been continuing to respond to the needs of the people affected. Volunteers and staff from the Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta arrived immediately to the disaster site after the earthquake, to provide support to the affected population.
On November 17th, the World Day of the Poor was celebrated, an occasion that Pope Francis founded at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy. Malteser Albania, as an order of the Catholic Church and part of the Sovereign Order of Malta joined this international initiative by organizing several activities to help people in need.
In the frame of the awareness activities on disability, Dr. Anita Zacharias, pediatrician and Dr. Monika Aly, therapist, from Germany, were invited by the “Malteser Consultation and Service Center” to refer in the training “Autism, a story to share”, which is organized by the Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta.