Engagement worldwide

Caritas Switzerland prevents, fights and alleviates poverty in around 20 countries 

Caritas Switzerland supports children and adults in precarious situations in around 20 countries worldwide in the areas of income, climate and migration. In the event of disasters, Caritas provides emergency relief and supports reconstruction. In cooperation with local partner organisations, we are actively engaged in meeting basic needs, empowering people, ensuring that their rights are respected and fighting inequality. 

Themes

Our engagement

For a world without poverty

Caritas Switzerland supports people professionally, effectively and efficiently, irrespective of their religious and political views, their gender or their ethnicity. We are committed to the sustainable development goals which were set out in the 2030 Agenda. 

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How your donation helps Figures from 2021

91

projects 

to fight poverty worldwide

715600

people

have benefited directly from a project 

50

%

of them are women 

44746

children

gained access to education, and to clean water and sanitary facilities 

Selected projects Engagement for a world without poverty

When poverty shows its face Portraits from around the world 

Header image: Schulkinder einer Blue School in Kambodscha © Nicolas Honoré