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11 May 2012 description

The aim of the International Conference on Afghan Displacement, held in Geneva on 2-3 May 2012, was to find sustainable solutions for Afghan refugees. The new strategy endorsed by the conference primarily supports voluntary repatriation, sustainable reintegration and assistance to host countries. The conference can be regarded as a success for Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan in view of the support pledged by the international community, and for Switzerland as the host country and facilitator for implementation of the new strategy.

10 Sep 2010 description

The situation in Pakistan remains desperate. Switzerland is helping the flood victims by supplying materials and making contributions to international organisations.

The floodwaters in Pakistan have now reached low lying and densely populated regions. At least 1600 people have been killed and 15 million people are dependent on help.

08 Sep 2010 description

Switzerland is stepping up its aid for Pakistan. In several regions the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is launching projects for the disinfection and distribution of drinking water. About 250,000 people are expected to benefit from this.

23 Aug 2010 description

Current situation on site

The worst floods to hit Pakistan in 80 years continue to spread across the country. The flow of water from the north-western mountain province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK - formerly the North Western Frontier Province) has reached the lower-lying and heavily populated provinces of Punjab and Sindh downstream. The flood-hit area now stretches for more than 1,500 km along the Indus and its tributaries.

According to the authorities, to date at least 2,000 people have perished and more than 17 million have been affected by the floods.

13 Aug 2010 description

Switzerland has increased its emergency aid contributions for flood victims in Pakistan.

10 Aug 2010 description

The situation in Pakistan remains desperate. Switzerland is helping the flood victims by supplying materials and making contributions to international organisations.

The floodwaters in Pakistan have now reached low lying and densely populated regions. At least 1600 people have been killed and 15 million people are dependent on help.

05 Aug 2010 description

Bern, 05.08.2010 - The situation in the flooded regions of Pakistan is increasingly serious. The FDFA has started immediate emergency measures and is considering providing additional aid. A Swiss mission is now assessing the needs on the spot.

Official figures state that up to now at least 1500 people have died in the floods. About 3.2 million people need help. Switzerland is taking action to alleviate the distress.