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17 Jul 2018 description

The outbreak of conflict between armed groups in South Sudan’s Deim Zubier town on the first week of April displaced thousands of civilians to multiple locations in the western parts of the country. Due to the rapid onset of conflict, little is known about the displacement routes or needs of the affected populations.

16 Jul 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

13 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The continuation of conflict since December 2013 has created a complex humanitarian crisis in the country, restricting humanitarian access and hindering the flow of information required by aid partners to deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in need. To address information gaps facing the humanitarian response in South Sudan, REACH employs its Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology to collect relevant information in hardto-reach areas to inform humanitarian planning and interventions outside formal settlement sites.

09 Jun 2018 description

Bern, 06.06.2018 - Switzerland's eighth aid consignment has arrived in eastern Ukraine. It consists of six convoys, three of which are being sent across the line of contact to the region outside of Kyiv's control. The aid deliveries are mainly comprised of water treatment chemicals and medical supplies and equipment. This includes treatments for tuberculosis (TB) in the Luhansk area, which currently has the highest incidence of the disease in Europe.

02 Mar 2018 description

DES MILLIONS DE PERSONNES MENACÉES PAR LA FAMINE

20 Aug 2017 description

En Sierra Leone, les glissements de terrain ont enseveli de nombreuses habitations de la capitale Freetown. La Suisse débloque 400'000 francs pour appuyer les opérations d’assistance et lutter contre la propagation de maladies comme le choléra.

16 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

UN ENGAGEMENT À LONG TERME AUX CÔTÉS DES RÉFUGIÉS ET DES DÉPLACÉS

En 2016, le monde comptait plus de 65 millions de réfugiés et de déplacés. Nombre d’entre eux sont en fuite depuis des années ou attendent dans des camps. Au Proche-Orient et dans la Corne de l’Afrique, la Suisse déploie des activités qui associent l’aide d’urgence sur place avec la création de perspectives à long terme. (p.8)

LES SOLUTIONS NOVATRICES DE L’ENTREPRENEURIAT SOCIAL

16 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

The number of people forced to flee their homes worldwide topped 65 million in 2016. Many of these people have been on the move for years or are stuck in refugee camps. Switzerland’s approach in the Middle East and in the Horn of Africa combines the provision of emergency aid and the creation of long-term prospects. (p.8)

INNOVATIVE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOLUTIONS

06 Jun 2017 description

Bern, 06.06.2017 - Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), began a two-day visit to Ukraine on Tuesday with the aim of strengthening relations between the two countries, discussing peace-building efforts and seeing first-hand what support is being provided by Swiss Humanitarian Aid, particularly in the areas of medical assistance and water purification in the Donetsk region.

07 Apr 2017 description

Spearheaded by the Millennium Development Goals, significant progress has been made in the field of health over the past 15 years, particularly in reducing child mortality and controlling diseases like TB and malaria. This is, of course, a welcome development.

20 Feb 2017 description

Thousands of civilians are forced to flee attacks of Boko Haram and military operations in the Lake Chad region. Niger is one of the countries of the Lake Chad Basin that hosts a large number of displaced people. Among them are traumatised children. The SDC’s Humanitarian Aid Department supports a project of the Italian NGO COOPI providing psychosocial support and a safe environment for those young survivors.

14 Feb 2017 description

Three reasons for Switzerland to commit

  • Multilateral frameworks allow it to project its values.

By participating in the setting of international norms and agendas, Switzerland is able to play an influential role. Thanks to its extensive experience in development cooperation and humanitarian aid, its pragmatism and the values it upholds, it is regarded as a credible and reliable partner in multilateral organisations.

30 Sep 2016 description

In the early weeks after the earthquakes of April and May 2015, The Asia Foundation conducted a study aimed at assessing its impacts on the ground and understanding whether the emergency aid that was flowing in to affected areas was helping people recover.

08 Sep 2016 description

Diffa

  • Du 22 au 26 Aout 2016, le programme Education IRC a organisé des rencontres avec les membres des Comités de Gestion Décentralisée des Etablissements Scolaires (CGDES) des écoles d’intervention du projet à Diffa et à Mainé Soroa. L’évaluation des besoins dans 25 écoles cibles a été finalisée et fait ressortir les matériels disponibles et le gap à couvrir. Au total 16 comités de 493 personnes représentant 207 femmes et 286 hommes ont participé à ces rencontres.