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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola epidemic in West Africa 15 October 2014

Update: the current situation and SDC operations

  • The number of Ebola infections continues to rise in the three countries hardest hit – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The epidemic is having a grave impact on the entire health care system in the affected countries, with serious implications also for the overall security situation, food supplies and the local economies.

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Switzerland reaffirms its pledge to the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Bern, 12.10.2014 - At the Cairo Conference for Palestine on rebuilding the Gaza Strip the Federal Delegate for Humanitarian Aid, Manuel Bessler, today confirmed Switzerland's pledge to donate an average of 30 million francs per annum to the Occupied Palestinian Territory between 2014 and 2017. He also spoke of Switzerland's role as a facilitator in the Palestinian reunification process.

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Sierra Leone + 14 others
Defeating Ebola conference in London: International community pledges more health workers, funding and supplies

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Representatives from more than 20 governments, a dozen NGOs, the UN and a number of multinational companies have pledged emergency medical facilities, health workers to provide care and training to local staff, funding, equipment and logistics.

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Philippines + 1 other
Switzerland asked to chair the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission in the Philippines under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

Bern, 01.10.2014 - From 27 to 29 September the two parties to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), convened in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the normalisation process and the implementation of a number of mechanisms envisaged in the peace agreement.

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Liberia + 5 others
Ebola Crisis Factsheet - SDC

Update: the current situation and SDC operations

• The number of Ebola infections continues to rise in the three countries hardest hit – Guinea,
Liberia and Sierra Leone. The epidemic is having a grave impact on the entire health care system in the affected countries, with serious implications also for the overall security situation, food supplies and the local economies.

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Sudan + 1 other
Switzerland Continues its Support to the Recovery and Development Efforts in Darfur

Khartoum-September 17, 2014 - Switzerland continues its support to the recovery and development efforts in Darfur. Today, an amount of USD267,000 has been granted to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in support for its Livelihoods and Recovery Programme targeting vulnerable communities in Central, West, North and South Darfur.

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Guinea + 6 others
La Suisse renforce ses mesures de lutte contre l'épidémie d'Ebola

Berne, 23.09.2014 - La Suisse débloque 5 millions de francs supplémentaires pour lutter contre la progression d’Ebola et apporter l’aide nécessaire aux habitants des pays touchés par l’épidémie. Cette décision a été annoncée par le président de la Confédération Didier Burkhalter à New York, en marge de l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU.

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Liberia + 6 others
Switzerland takes further measures to fight the Ebola epidemic

Bern, 23.09.2014 - Switzerland is making an additional CHF 5 million available to support efforts to prevent the further spread of the Ebola epidemic and provide the people living in affected countries with the assistance they need. This announcement was made by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Swiss budget for Syrians in desperate need increased by CHF 20 million

Bern, 23.09.2014 - To improve the desperate situation of people affected by the conflict in Syria, Switzerland’s Humanitarian Aid has increased its support measures both for people in Syria and the over three million refugees in the neighbouring states. Switzerland’s budget since the start of the Syrian crisis totals CHF 105 million.

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World + 1 other
Report on Effectiveness. Swiss International Cooperacion in Climate Change 2000-2012

The impact of climate change on development is evident. People in developing countries are much more affected by climate change due to widespread poverty and lower resilience and coping capacities. The negative impacts of climate change threaten lives and livelihoods, as well as the hard-won gains achieved in reducing poverty in recent decades.

That is why Swiss development cooperation has been heavily engaged in interventions mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and improving the resilience and adaptation capacities of the affected populations in our partner countries.

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Iraq + 1 other
Switzerland sends winter equipment for war refugees in Northern Iraq

Bern, 18.09.2014 - Switzerland has decided to send relief aid to the greater Erbil area in Northern Iraq. The cargo consists primarily of cold weather tents intended to help people displaced by the war to survive the winter. Today, a specialist from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) is flying to Erbil to prepare for distributing the aid. More specialists from the Swiss cooperation office in Amman will join him on the ground.

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Mali + 1 other
La Suisse soutient la reconstruction des bureaux du Conseil Régional, de la mairie et des écoles à Tombouctou

Grâce à son programme d’appui à la relance socio-économique, la Direction du développement et de la coopération DDC vient de contribuer à remettre en état infrastructures administratives et écoles à Tombouctou.

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Guinea + 3 others
La Suisse renforce son aide pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

Berne, 12.09.2014 - La Suisse renforce son aide pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest. L’Aide humanitaire de la Confédération a débloqué un montant supplémentaire de deux millions de francs pour financer diverses actions directes dans la zone frappée par l’épidémie.

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Liberia + 1 other
Switzerland steps up response to Ebola epidemic in West Africa

Bern, 12.09.2014 - Switzerland is stepping up its aid in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Swiss Humanitarian Aid is pledging an additional CHF 2 million to fund various direct measures in Liberia.

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World + 55 others
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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Myanmar + 1 other
Quality apprenticeships for disadvantaged populations

The SDC is committed to developing quality vocational training that is adapted to the market in Myanmar. With this aim in mind, Swiss experts from the hotel industry have become involved. Apprenticeships for disadvantaged groups are funded in the capital and in the south-east of the country.

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Liberia + 1 other
Switzerland steps up aid to fight Ebola epidemic in West Africa

Bern, 01.09.2014 - Switzerland is stepping up its aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Swiss Humanitarian Aid has committed an additional CHF 1 million to fund various direct operations in Liberia. A specially chartered plane will leave on Monday with 14 tonnes of medical supplies on board. In addition, the agreement between Swiss Humanitarian Aid and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) has been activated. Two specialists will leave Switzerland on Monday on a mission to assess the needs on the ground.

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Liberia + 1 other
La Suisse renforce son aide pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

La Suisse renforce son aide pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest. L’Aide humanitaire de la Confédération a débloqué un montant supplémentaire d’un million de francs pour financer diverses actions directes au Libéria. Un avion charter décollera ainsi ce lundi avec 14 tonnes de matériel médical. Par ailleurs, la Convention liant l’Aide humanitaire aux Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève (HUG) a été activée. Deux experts doivent quitter la Suisse ce lundi pour une mission d’évaluation des besoins sur le terrain.