Help Syrian refugees

Help Syrian refugees

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.

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Caritas Switzerland

Caritas Switzerland prevents, alleviates and combats poverty in Switzerland and worldwide in more than 30 countries.

Together with the network of Regional Caritas Organisations, Caritas Switzerland is actively engaged wherever people in wealthy Switzerland are affected by poverty: families, single parents, the unemployed, and the working poor. Caritas organises volunteer placements and looks after asylum seekers and refugees.

Globally, Caritas provides emergency relief in disasters and is actively involved in reconstruction work. With its projects in development cooperation, Caritas works in the areas of food security, water, climate change, disaster prevention as well as education for children and adults.

Caritas Switzerland is an independent association with its head office in Lucerne. The aid agency is a member of the international Caritas network. This comprises 165 organisations worldwide, which are active in more than two hundred countries. In Switzerland, Caritas Switzerland works closely with the Regional Caritas Organisations.


Executive Board+-

Hugo Fasel, Direktor Caritas Schweiz

Hugo Fasel
Director Caritas Switzerland

Bruno Bertschy, Leiter Inland und Netz

Bruno Bertschy
Projects Switzerland Section

Anja Ebnöther, International Cooperation Section

Anja Ebnöther
International Cooperation Section 

Marianne Hochuli, Leiterin Grundlagen

Marianne Hochuli
Research and Policy Section



Hans Krummenacher-Wüest
Finance and Administration Section

Alice Mäder-Wittmer, Leiterin Personal

Alice Mäder-Wittmer
Human Resources Section


Odilo Noti, Bereich Kommunikation

Dr. Odilo Noti
Communication and Marketing Section


Steering Board+-

Mariangela Wallimann-Bornatico

Mariangela Wallimann-Bornatico
President Caritas Switzerland
lic. jur., General Secretary Federal Assembly, Wabern BE

Michèle Berger-Wildhaber, Vizepräsidentin Caritas Schweiz

Michèle Berger-Wildhaber
Vice-President Caritas Switzerland
Pharmacist, Neuchâtel

Pierre-Alain Praz

Max Elmiger
lic. theol., Director Caritas Zurich, Zurich

Ada Marra

Ada Marra
lic. ès sc. pol., member of the National Council


Robert Moser
deacon, Steg VS

Felix Walker

Mario Slongo
Dr. Dr. hc. chemist and meteorlogist, Tafers FR


Teres Steiger-Graf
Director Bethlehem Mission Immensee (BMI), Lucerne

Erwin Tanner

Erwin Tanner
Dr. iur./lic. theol., General Secretary SBK, Fribourg