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13 Nov 2017 description

CONTEXT

Akobo Town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

19 Sep 2017 description

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Nyal Town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei states have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people traveling to and from nearby islands.

16 Jun 2017 description

CONTEXT

South Sudan Displacement Crisis May 2017 Akobo Town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

25 Apr 2017 description

South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen have been facing famine conditions since February 2017. A total of 20 million people are threatened by food insecurity brought on by armed conflicts and the climatic impacts of El Niño. The SDC, which already operates in these four countries, has released additional funding to deliver emergency aid and to expand its development assistance activities.

17 Mar 2017 description

This issue showcases career prospects and opportunities in civilian and military peacebuilding. The information service cinfo, the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding and the SWISSINT training centre give us their perspective on what it takes to have a successful career in peacebuilding. Flexibility is the key to starting out in this profession, where most opportunities involve short-term missions on temporary contracts.

27 Jul 2016 description

Berne, Communiqué de presse, 27.07.2016

Au Soudan du Sud, des milliers de personnes ont fui les récents affrontements entre fractions politiques rivales. Ces nouvelles violences ont décuplé les besoins humanitaires déjà considérables dans le pays. La Suisse a décidé de mettre à disposition deux millions de francs supplémentaires, en réponse à la détresse des populations sur place.

27 Jul 2016 description

Bern, 27.07.2016 - In South Sudan thousands of people have fled the recent hostilities between rival political factions. These new outbreaks of violence have compounded the already considerable humanitarian needs in the country. Switzerland has decided to provide an additional CHF 2 million to alleviate the suffering of the local population.

01 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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

31 Mar 2015 description

Some 180,000 people today live in the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya, a camp built for 40,000. The water supply consists of local groundwater, of a quality and quantity not entirely understood. A better understanding is now being achieved thanks to a project financed by the SDC, and with the help of new technologies.

20 Jun 2014 description

In Minkamann, in the centre of South Sudan, five medical centres provide basic care to displaced persons, victims of the fighting which has been raging in the country since December 2013. Médecins Sans Frontières – Switzerland, supported by the SDC, carries out its work under constant pressure. One million South Sudanese have fled their homes.

20 May 2014 description

Bern, 20.05.2014 - Switzerland has allocated an additional CHF 4.5 million for the victims of the crisis in South Sudan. This was announced on Tuesday at a conference of donor countries held in Oslo. Switzerland’s overall financial commitment to humanitarian aid for this country in the Horn of Africa will amount to CHF 18 million in 2014.

27 May 2013 description

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.

27 May 2013 description

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.

30 Apr 2012 description

SDC Humanitarian Aid (SDC-HA) in South Sudan

With the signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in January 2005, the long lasting civil war between Sudan and South Sudan was brought to an end. The CPA period finally concluded on 9 July 2011 with the independence of South Sudan.

13 Apr 2012 description

SDC Humanitarian Aid (SDC-HA) in Sudan

With the signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in January 2005, the long lasting civil war between Sudan and South Sudan was brought to an end. The CPA period finally concluded on 9 July 2011 with the independence of South Sudan.

SDC has been supporting United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Sudan since 1994. In 2003, the growing humanitarian needs in Darfur prompted the SDC to scale up its efforts.