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Syrian refugees aid vulnerable Swiss amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Tim Gaynor and Elisabet Diaz Sanmartin As the elderly and unwell self-isolate, a network of Syrians provides a vital bridge to the outside world for Swiss in greatest need. “When the coronavirus...

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Refugees pin hopes on new future at Swiss sewing workshop

By Robert Gloy in Zürich The Zurich-based organization Social Fabric provides tailoring and dressmaking classes for refugees keen to acquire new skills. Among the colourful fabrics and sewing...

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Switzerland's engagement in mine action

Bern, 03.04.2018 - In 2017 the Swiss Confederation invested CHF 22.3 million in mine action activities for the clearance of contaminated areas, awareness of mine risks, local capacity building and...

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The ABC Switzerland - UN

The ABCs glossary explains UN institutions and bodies, defines key terms in UN vocabulary, and provides an overview of Switzerland's UN policy. It explains how Switzerland is implementing its...

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Switzerland is the new route for EU-bound refugees

Refugees are finding new routes into the European Union. Swiss authorities have noticed a rise in border crossings from Italy. Ueli Maurer represents the right-wing SVP party on the Swiss Federal...

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Asian Development Bank and Switzerland: Fact Sheet

Switzerland has contributed more than $1 billion to the work of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide loans, grants and technical assistance that help the poor and vulnerable in Asia and the...

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Reasons why women migrate: Snapshots from Switzerland

By: Tatiana Almeida In 2015, over one million irregular migrants and refugees arrived in Europe after surviving dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea – 55% of them were women and children...

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