During winter, Malteser Rapid Intervention Team has been in action during the Flood Emergency in assisting the flooded inhabitants of villages and suburbs of Shkodra with food, materials, medical assistance, etc.
Seeing the difficulties the population in some areas face during winter time with floods, since summer 2011 ongoing, Malteser Albania has organized an awareness campaign for measures to be taken by the inhabitants in case of flooding. This awareness campaign had been also supported from the specialists of directorate of Public Health of Shkodra region. There have been organized informative meetings about flood emergency in 10 schools, 8 Health Centers of the city and affected villages. Malteser Albania has published three types of information leaflets, distributed 3000 leaflets and around 900 people have been trained. Through these informative meetings our Malteser volunteers aimed to raise awareness of these communities for such situations.
Earthquake in Durrës in November 2019 with the establishment of first aid stations near the annex of the stadium of Durrës “Niko Dovana” as well as in Thumanë, offering service with volunteer doctors and nurses and free medicines.Malteser Albania also helped by bring the expertise of specialized teams for needs assessment by Malteser Italy in close cooperation with the Italian National Civil Defense. Also during the first days the teams of Malteser Albania have assisted the search and rescue teams.
Some of the other services offered are:
• Social and fun activities for children in the camp set up in Vora, Sukth and Lac.
• Humanitarian aid (food and hygiene packages) for the affected communities in: Lac, Durres, Lezha, Thumane, Vora.
• Psychological counseling, information meetings, trainings and round tables with foreign and domestic trainers.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the last situation where the civil protection structures of Malteser Albania are involved in providing support with humanitarian aid, free medical counseling and medication, psychological counseling, community technical assistance for protection procedures (exit permits, etc.).