Where it is most urgently needed
Natural disasters, violent conflicts and protracted crises lead to a global increase in humanitarian needs. Unfortunately, hunger remains a sad reality, with 800 million undernourished people worldwide. Clean water is a human right, yet more than 2 billion people still have no access to clean drinking water. The global challenges are many and varied, and require targeted and rapid action
Caritas helps people in need, where help is most urgently needed. We are engaged in rural development in order to stop worldwide hunger and combat poverty:
- We support access to clean water with a diverse range of projects
- We provide emergency aid and survival assistance for people in acute crises and disasters
- We support families experiencing poverty in Switzerland
We assure you that your support will benefit people in need in Switzerland and worldwide. Your donation will be used for our most urgent projects in development cooperation, emergency aid, reconstruction, as well as in combating poverty in Switzerland. Because our mission is: Doing the right thing for the poorest of the poor.
Srey Oun and her family fled Cambodia because of hunger. They tried their luck in the sugar cane fields in Thailand. But soon, their wages stopped being paid. Without work, they were forced to go back. Once again, the family was facing extreme poverty. Back in Cambodia, they could not find any work, so they ended up on a rubbish dump and earned money from picking recyclable waste. Their living conditions are very difficult. They live from hand to mouth. It is Srey’s greatest wish that her children will have a better life. Thanks to Caritas, the children are able to go to school and are cared for by the school-based doctor.