Humanitarian needs are increasing worldwide. Countless people find themselves in fragile situations. The climate crisis and wars create and exacerbate emergency situations. Our projects provide survival aid for people in acute crises and disasters. We provide everyday necessities as well as financial aid and invest in the reconstruction of temporary and permanent accommodation and public infrastructure.
Selected projects Engagement for Humanitarian Aid
Help in an emergency
Supporting people in humanitarian crisis situations
In humanitarian crises, lives are at stake and suffering must be alleviated. People’s self-determination is also made possible and promoted when receiving aid in an emergency situation.
Emergency aid is linked with long-term development projects. In this way, we make a vital contribution to ensure that the situation of extremely poor and disadvantaged people is improved.
News and stories Contributions in focus
How your donation helps Figures from 2021
through which Caritas provided humanitarian aid
Caritas supports humanitarian aid projects on 4 continents
could meet their basic needs in an emergency situation
benefitted from reconstructed houses and infrastructure
Header image: The small farmer Ensane from Ethiopia looks straight into the camera. The field behind her has dried up in the severe drought. © Ayaana Publishing PLC/Caritas Schweiz