More than 11 million people from Syria have been forced to flee their homes, approximately half of them children. Since 2012, Caritas Switzerland has provided emergency relief and long-term support totalling 18 million Swiss francs in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and northern Iraq.
Excessive debt often has fatal consequences. Caritas offers information and assists with implementing them.
The Caritas debt counselling service informs people seeking advice about possible solutions and support them in implementing them. The sooner debt problems are addressed, the more options there are for taking action. People seeking advice can make contact in the following ways:
Website with online advice: The Website www.caritas-schuldenberatung.ch offers information on the most important questions around the topic of ‘Debt‘ in 11 languages.
Telephone advice: The free and anonymous advice hotline ‘SOS Debt’ can be accessed on 0800 708 708 from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm.
Personal debt counselling: Personal debt counselling from the Regional Caritas Organisations.