Help Syrian refugees
About 11 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 , Jordan, Syria and northern Iraq.
Access to water is a human right, yet around 780 million people worldwide have no access to clean drinking water. ‘Water’ is one of the priorities of Caritas Switzerland’s work, and the organisation implements numerous water projects in various countries. 22 March is World Water Day.
Cyclone ‘Pam’ has caused massive damage in Vanuatu, but the full scale of the devastation is not yet known. The international Caritas Network is providing emergency aid.
Four years ago, on 11 March 2011, Japan was hit by the most powerful earthquake in its history. The quake triggered a tsunami and led to the nuclear accident in Fukushima. In cooperation with the Swiss Red Cross and with support from Swiss Solidarity, Caritas Switzerland rebuilt ...
A new Report by Caritas Europa shows that the economic crisis and the austerity measures in Europe are causing an alarming rise in poverty and social inequality. Countries most affected are Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain.
The severe floods which hit Bosnia-Herzegovina in May 2014 destroyed buildings, infrastructure and agricultural land. After extensive renovations, Caritas Switzerland has now been able to return the first 39 residential buildings to affected families.
The construction of the Vocational Training Centre for Vulnerable Girls, supported by Caritas Switzerland, has opened its doors for victims of abuse and trafficking in Battambang, Cambodia in October 2014.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
The offensive by French-Malian troops in northern Mali has triggered a wave of refugees. Caritas Switzerland is preparing to distribute food and other emergency aid for the people affected.
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 ...