- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT
Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Gender equality is a matter of social justice. It is of particular importance when it comes to rural development due to the repercussions on food security. In its seminal report of 2011 the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)1 estimated that if women had the same access to resources as men their total production would increase by 20% to 30%. This would mean a reduction of 12% to 17% in the number of persons suffering from hunger worldwide.
Bern, 27.06.2014 - Switzerland contributed significantly to demining the province of Maputo, Mozambique, declared "free of mines" on 21 March 2014. This success will allow the inhabitants of the decontaminated zones to return to work in their fields without fear. At the same time it was taking action in the field, Switzerland also took part in the Review Conference of the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines in Maputo from 23 to 27 June 2014.
Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.
The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.
On 8 May 2013 the Federal Council decided to grant Burkina Faso and Mozambique general budgetary assistance of CHF 32 million each for the years 2013 to 2016. This will support both countries in implementation of their poverty reduction strategies, which focus on broad-based and sustainable growth.
À qui appartient la récolte de Boane ? Un reportage au Mozambique
- Laos : le puissant voisin chinois étale sa richesse
- Haïti : l'aide suisse à la reconstruction
Les Objectifs du Millénaire restent notre cadre d'orientation
From 14 to 19 December 2009, malaria will be making the headlines thanks to the "Every penny counts" charity appeal, run by DRS 3, SF (Swiss-German radio and television respectively) and Swiss Solidarity. Switzerland has long been involved in the battle to eradicate this plague which claims the lives of close to one million children every year.
40% of the world's population at risk. One million die every year, of whom 80% are children
The Sixth Millennium Development Goal is combating malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
Du 14 au 19 décembre 2009, la malaria est sous les feux de l'actualité grâce à l'opération « Jeder Rappen zählt » conduite par DRS 3, SF (radio et télévision suisses alémaniques) et la Chaîne du Bonheur. Le soutien populaire à la lutte contre cette maladie qui condamne à mort près d'un million d'enfants par année s'inscrit dans la bataille engagée par la Suisse depuis longtemps pour venir à bout de ce fléau.
Successful, but still more to do
Official development cooperation between Switzerland and Mozambique began 30 years ago. With an annual budget of CHF 30 million earmarked to finance cooperation, this southern African country belongs to the priority countries of Swiss cooperation. Although major objectives have been attained, much still remains to be done.
With a population of some 20.5 million people, Mozambique numbers among the poorest countries in the world. The average daily income per capita amounts to just one US Dollar.
Le Conseil fédéral a présenté, par le vecteur de son Message 2009 - 2012, la nouvelle stratégie globale de la Confédération en matière de coopération au développement. Le Parlement a en outre demandé d'élever à 0,5 % du RNB le montant consacré à l'aide au développement.
En vertu du Message sur la continuation de la coopération technique et de l'aide financière en faveur des pays en développement (dit Message Sud), la coopération suisse au développement s'articule autour de trois axes :
1. la réduction de la pauvreté ;
With its Message on the Continuation of Technical Cooperation and Financial Aid for Developing Countries 2009 - 2012, the Federal Council presented a unified strategy for the Swiss Government's development cooperation as a whole.
By means of this Message, the Federal Council gears Swiss development cooperation to three priorities:
- reducing poverty;
- reducing security risks;
- co-shaping a form of globalization that promotes development.
Four-and-a-half billion Swiss francs have been allocated for this work for the period 2009-2012.
Switzerland's international …
The Water and Sanitation Project in Cabo Delgado which improves water supply systems and access to water in rural districts in Mozambique has won the international Energy Globe Award 2007 in the category 'Water'. The project, co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Helvetas, has benefited 46 communities and about 30'000 people.
The Energy Globe is awarded to projects from all over the world which make careful and economical use of resources and employ alternative energy sources.
"We are good actors"
Interview avec Mia Couto
Was the future better in the past? asks the Mozambican author Mia Couto. Thirty years after Mozambique gained its independence, the great African writer does not mince his words. In TRAVERSE, the SDC platform for controversial discussions about problems in international cooperation, Mia Couto calls for more leeway for poor countries. In this way they would have the same chances for experimentation as the rich countries and would not be asked to do the impossible.
Je suis né et j'ai grandi dans une petite ville coloniale d'un monde qui a disparu et j'ai appris très tôt que je devais vivre contre mon propre temps. La réalité coloniale était là, dans le quotidien, classant les hommes par race, poussant les Africains hors des villes et de leurs banlieues. Moi-même, privilégié par la couleur de ma peau, j'étais considéré comme "un blanc de deuxième catégorie".
Sri Lanka, Chernobyl, the Great Lakes in Africa - just three among many, these areas are still embroiled in conflicts claiming innumerable victims. Advocacy in their favour is a priority for the SDC.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC, is donating an additional SFr. 2 million on behalf of the hunger victims in southern Africa. The money is going to the World Food Program, WFP, for the purchase of grain. The total amount of emergency aid from Swit-zerland to southern Africa has reached SFr. 5 million.
The additional swiss contribution of SFr. 2 million will be used by the WFP to buy and mill grain.
Switzerland is participating in emergency aid activities on behalf of famine-hit regions of southern Africa. In response to the ever-worsening food situation, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC has been contributing to the efforts of Swiss non-governmental organizations and the World Food Program (WFP) to distribute grain and milk products. So far this year, the SDC has committed around SFr. 3 million to emergency aid activities in southern Africa.
From SDC Newsletter No 2 / April 2000
Swiss development assistance for Mozambique after the floods has been primarily devoted to emergency needs. But Switzerland will also do whatever is possible to continue supporting the process of reconstruction begun in 1992 in this SDC target country.
Eight years of peace and stability have enabled Mozambique to engage in a process of reconstruction.