At the end of 2016, Switzerland will be ending its humanitarian work in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Communities facing natural disasters and ongoing conflict in these countries have benefited from emergency aid, and high-quality reconstruction and prevention programmes. Switzerland will be continuing its technical cooperation and peacebuilding activities at a regional level.
In view of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Switzerland is reaffirming its commitment to help the destitute civilian population by making an additional CHF 3 million available to the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) over the next 12 months. The money will be used to fund water, hygiene and nutrition projects.
The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of million of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.
The Federal Council decided at its meeting of 21 December 2016 to maintain its contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) over the coming four year period. The funding provided by Switzerland is primarily intended to help improve the access of the affected population to education, healthcare and social services. In this way Switzerland helps to improve prospects for the future, to reduce the risk of radicalisation among young Palestinians, and to support greater stability in the region.
The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.
WFP was able to distribute full rations of food in the month of November to refugees as a result of contributions received from donors.
WFP Tanzania is preparing a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP), for implementation by mid-2017. The CSP will introduce a new strategic approach to programming, aiming to directly translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 and 17 into country-level actions and align the WFP portfolio of assistance with national and United Nations plans.
Lors de sa séance du 21 décembre 2016, le Conseil fédéral a approuvé la poursuite de la contribution financière suisse au Partenariat mondial de recherche agricole (CGIAR) pour les années 2017 à 2019. Le Partenariat apporte des solutions concrètes et efficaces aux défis de la faim et de la malnutrition, et la Suisse, en le soutenant, s’engage pour lutter contre la faim, un des objectifs de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable.
Oct 2015 – 06 Dec 2016
1,950 persons relocated
5,839 places pledged
As of 06 Dec 2016
The added value of the CHF has been demonstrated again in 2016, combining flexibility and strategic focus, with the timely allocation of approximately $40 million for 66 projects, strengthening the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator and enabling humanitarian interventions and assessments by 38 partners (4 UN, 23 INGO, 11 NNGO), in alignment with the Strategic Objectives of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).
The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.
Conclusions and options for response
The Government of Switzerland has made a voluntary contribution of €225,513 to support the second phase of the “Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children”.
Dans le cadre de l'enquête « Les voix de la guerre », plus de 17 000 personnes de 16 pays ont été interrogées entre juin et septembre 2016 sur une série de thèmes liés à la guerre. Si certains résultats se sont révélés encourageants, d'autres sont plus alarmants.
PYONGYANG – In 2016, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed record level contributions from Switzerland - totaling more than US$8 million - to reach children and women with nutrition assistance in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Swiss support is helping WFP to reach 650,000 children and mothers for a period of ten months.
By Shalini MEHAN
Embassy of Switzerland has contributed CHF 50,000 towards WFP’s refugee operation in Tanzania.
Refugees are being distributed their full November rations.
Cash Based Transfers pilot will start in December 2016 with a target group of 10,000 beneficiaries at Nyarugusu Camp.
Representatives from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland & Iceland visited Nyarugusu Refugee Camp as part of a mission to strengthen collaboration on the Global Goals.
En pleine crise de l'accueil des migrants/réfugiés, l'accès aux soins en Europe est alarmant
Publication du rapport 2016 du réseau international de Médecins du monde (MdM) « L’accès aux soins des personnes confrontées à de multiples facteurs de vulnérabilité en santé »
Oct 2015 – 08 Nov 2016
1,549 persons relocated
4,954 places pledged
As of 08 Nov 2016
Between January 2015 and September 2016, more than 664,500 refugee and migrant children claimed asylum in Europe. This represents around a third of all asylum claims registered in Europe during the same period of time.
Around half of all refugee and migrant children sought international protection in Germany.
Other countries, which have recorded high numbers of asylum claims by children are Sweden, Hungary, Austria, France, Switzerland and Belgium.