Help Syrian refugees

Help Syrian refugees

Around 10 nine million people from Syria are refugees, roughly half of them children. Caritas Switzerland is providing emergency aid of around 9 million Swiss francs, including in Lebanon, Jordan and northern Iraq.

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One year after Typhoon Haiyan

One year after Typhoon Haiyan

A year ago, on 8 November, typhoon Haiyan devastated large parts of the Philippines. Thousands of people died, millions were left homeless. Caritas provided extensive emergency aid and is now actively involved in reconstruction.

Severe floods in India and Pakistan

Severe floods in India and Pakistan

The flooding in India and Pakistan after the heavy rainfall of recent weeks is taking on ever greater proportions. Already more than three million people have been directly affected by the floods. Several hundred people have lost their lives. Caritas is providing emergency relief on the ground.

Caritas Switzerland helps in northern Iraq

Caritas Switzerland helps in northern Iraq

Since the outbreak of the ISIS conflict in Iraq, hundreds of thousands of people have fled, mostly to the northern regions around Mosul. Caritas has been active in this region for many years, recently focusing especially on refugee children from Syria and internally displaced persons. Caritas is ...

Help for traumatised children in Gaza

Help for traumatised children in Gaza

30.07.2014 – The conflict in the Gaza Strip is claiming ever more victims, among them many children. To help alleviate the distress, Caritas is supporting a project for the psychosocial care of traumatised children and enables medical care for injured people in Gaza.

Explosive new World Climate Report

Explosive new World Climate Report

According to the new report released by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the impacts of global warming will be more severe than previously assumed. They will lead to rising food prices, violent conflicts, famines and migration, above all in the poorest countries. 

New debt prevention app

New debt prevention app

With the new app ‘Caritas My Money’, Caritas offers a better way to prevent and manage debts. App users can track their spending and plan their budget in a simple way. The free offer is intended above all for adolescents and young adults who are particularly vulnerable ...

Emergency relief in South Sudan

Emergency relief in South Sudan

Caritas has allocated emergency assistance of one million Swiss francs. This will be used in the coming months to support around 20,000 South Sudanese refugees who have fled from the fighting between government troops and rebels. The displaced people will be supplied with clean drinking water and ...

Devastating typhoon in the Philippines

Devastating typhoon in the Philippines

On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan claimed thousands of lives in the Philippines and caused widespread devastation. Caritas Switzerland, working with partner organisations, is providing emergency aid and has set aside CHF 2 million for this purpose.

Bali: Biodiesel from frying oil

Bali: Biodiesel from frying oil

Caritas Switzerland has been involved in climate-compatible development work for many years. One example is the recycling of used cooking oil from tourist hotels and restaurants on Bali in Indonesia.

Myanmar: 5 years after Cyclone Nargis

Myanmar: 5 years after Cyclone Nargis

Five years ago, Cyclone Nargis claimed nearly 140,000 lives in Myanmar. Around 2.4 million people were directly affected by the disaster, and almost the entire infrastructure was destroyed. Caritas Switzerland provided extensive emergency and reconstruction assistance.

2012: More projects and programmes implemented

2012: More projects and programmes implemented

In the past year, Caritas Switzerland implemented programmes and projects amounting to CHF 90.7 million. At the same time, it recorded a satisfactory result of CHF 26 million in direct donations. Swiss Solidarity and the Federal government’s Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) also supported the ...

‘Corporate Justice’ petition rejected

‘Corporate Justice’ petition rejected

In October 2012, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Swiss National Council debated the petition on ‘Corporate Justice’, which is supported by Caritas. The Committee rejected the petition, but at the same time agreed to submit a committee postulate. This asks the Federal Council to produce a ...

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