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27 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Dona agua, plantas potabilizadoras portátiles y otros

El gobierno de Suiza expresó su solidaridad con el Perú frente a los fenómenos naturales que se registran en diversas zonas del país, en especial en las regiones del norte, a causa de un evento del Fenómeno El Niño Costero.

Refirió que esta ayuda, que se concretará a través de la Cooperación Suiza SECO y la Cooperación Suiza Cosude, estará dirigida a las zonas rurales de Piura y Lambayeque, las regiones más afectadas por los embates de la naturaleza.

27 Mar 2017 description
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The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the SHF aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. The SHF provides funding to international and national non–governmental organizations and UN agencies. The SHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.

24 Mar 2017 description

Bern, 24.03.2017 - What contribution is Switzerland making to prevent a whole generation from being lost to humanitarian crises? What is it doing to create new prospects for the more than 30 million children and young people worldwide who are currently refugees? These questions were the focus of the Annual Conference of Swiss Humanitarian Aid and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) held at the Kursaal in Bern.

24 Mar 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Chilena

Hace algunos minutos, el Embajador de Suiza en Chile, Edgar Doerig, hizo entrega al presidente nacional de Cruz Roja Chilena, Patricio Acosta, de una donación por US$30.000 - otorgada por la Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COSUDE)- cuyo objetivo es atender necesidades humanitarias básicas de las comunidades que resultaron en situación vulnerable a raíz de los incendios forestales que se dejaron sentir en la zona centro sur del país, en enero pasado.

22 Mar 2017 description

Women generally suffer more than men do from the effects of climate change and natural disasters. This observation leads the SDC to develop a targeted strategy of supporting projects in which women play an important role in their own social and economic emancipation.

21 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

6,860 Refugees and migrants arrived by sea to Europe in January 2017.

257 Refugees and migrants estimated to have died / gone missing at sea in 2017 compared to 361 in 2016.

1,393 Estimated sea arrivals in Greece in 2017 compared to 67,415 in 2016.

4,467 Estimated sea arrivals in Italy in 2017 compared to 5,273 in 2016.

20 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.

17 Mar 2017 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 March 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles and Legionnaires disease.

15 Mar 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 18.8 million (72 percent of population) in need of humanitarian assistance 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

  • 17 million food in secure, including 6.8 million severely food insecure Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) March 2017

  • 2 million internally displaced and 1 million returnees HCT Task Force on Population Movement, 12th Report, January 2017

15 Mar 2017 description
report Pew Research Center

BY PHILLIP CONNOR

Europe’s record for annual asylum applications was nearly broken last year, but the numbers trailed off considerably by the end of 2016 and fell short of the previous year’s peak surge in late summer and early fall.

14 Mar 2017 description

Le constat que les femmes pâtissent généralement plus que les hommes des effets du changement climatique et des catastrophes naturelles est le point de départ d’une stratégie d’action ciblée de la DDC. Celle-ci multiplie les projets où les femmes jouent un rôle central pour leur émancipation sociale et économique.

10 Mar 2017 description

Le 10 mars 2017, le Conseil fédéral a accordé une contribution de siège pour une nouvelle année au siège principal du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) à Genève. La Suisse soutient ainsi une organisation qui, dans les conflits et les crises, est souvent la seule à avoir un accès direct aux personnes en détresse. Le CICR coordonne ses interventions depuis Genève par l’intermédiaire de plus de 80 délégations réparties en différents points du globe.

10 Mar 2017 description

Bern, 10.03.2017 - On 10 March 2017 the Federal Council pledged a further annual contribution for the Geneva headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Switzerland is thereby supporting what is often the only organisation to have direct access to people in need during crises and conflicts. The work carried out by over 80 delegations worldwide is coordinated from the ICRC headquarters in Geneva.

26 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa

Después de 36 años de trabajo en proyectos de agua y saneamiento, que permitió a 360 mil personas acceder a servicios de agua potable en las comunidades rurales del país, la Cooperación Suiza en América Central (Cosude) apostará ahora a desarrollar una estrategia con enfoque de adaptación al cambio climático, para lo cual ha destinado 56 millones de dólares a Nicaragua durante los próximos cuatro años.

25 Feb 2017 description

• Promesses de contribution à hauteur de $458 millions de dollars américains pour 2017 et $214 millions pour 2018 et au-delà, annoncées par 14 donateurs

• La conférence a donné une voix aux personnes touchées par le conflit et la crise

• Accord pour répondre aux besoins de développement à plus long terme et chercher des solutions durables aux crises

24 Feb 2017 description

Switzerland has pledged to take direct action to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan. The decision follows a call issued by the United Nations Secretary-General on 22 February 2017. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, a department of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), is to release CHF 15 million from its fund for humanitarian emergencies for countries hit by famine in the beginning of this year.

24 Feb 2017 description
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Chair’s outcome statement
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Pledging matrix
  • Pledges of US$458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond announced by 14 donors

  • The conference gave voice to people affected by the conflict and crisis

  • Agreement to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crises