Following the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed large parts of the region surrounding the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi on 28 September 2018, on Monday evening a Swiss Humanitarian Aid advance team was dispatched to Indonesia to determine the most urgent needs. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, which is part of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, had offered its assistance to the Indonesian government on Saturday.
Bern, 03.09.2018 - The Lake Chad region, located in the borders Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, has been seriously impacted by the armed conflict with the Boko Haram group. The local population is suffering from the violence, a disastrous humanitarian situation and inadequate infrastructure. Switzerland has committed CHF 20 million as part of a comprehensive approach involving humanitarian aid, development and peacebuilding.
La région du lac Tchad, frontalière avec le Nigéria, le Niger, le Tchad et le Cameroun, est le théâtre de violents affrontements avec le groupe Boko Haram. La population civile souffre des violences, de la situation humanitaire catastrophique et du manque d’infrastructures. En 2018, la Suisse s’engage à hauteur de 20 millions de francs dans les domaines de l’aide humanitaire, du développement et de la promotion de la paix, en privilégiant une approche globale.
Communiqué de presse, 15.08.2018
In line with Switzerland's humanitarian tradition and its values of shared responsibility, equal opportunities and sustainable development, at its meeting on 15 August 2018 the Federal Council reached decisions on Switzerland’s contributions to the following four United Nations specialised agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the agency for gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women.