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Humanitarian Aid out on mission
New instruments for more complex crises
Lausanne, 14.3.2014 – Didier Burkhalter and SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden spoke about Switzerland's humanitarian actors. Swiss experts gave presentations on the response by Swiss Humanitarian Aid to current crises.
Dossier : speech, videos, media release
Haiyan: Interview with members of the SHA Unit
Expert group Construction
Expert group Information
Expert group Support/ Logistics
Expert group Medicine
Expert group Security
Expert group Water and Environmental Sanitation (WES)
Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit - SHA
The Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) is a militia corps with a pool of around 700 people ready for duty and who are divided up into professional groups according to their knowledge and abilities. The SHA is one of the Swiss government's humanitarian aid instruments which is available for direct actions and supports international organizations with its specialists ("secondment").
Informations for those which are interested
Additional Information and Documents
- Swiss Humanitarian Aid Annual Conference 2014
- Switzerland supports humanitarian aid for the Syrian crisis with a further CHF 30 million
- Switzerland allocates CHF 6 million to victims of Typhoon Haiyan
- Swiss experts to be sent to areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
- Celebrations for official hand-over of 42 storm-resistant schools in Myanmar
- Precarious humanitarian situation for Sudanese refugees in Maban, South Sudan
- Interview with Lucas Riegger, Regional Humanitarian Affairs Officer in Mali
- Twelve countries to practise rescue operations in Kriens
- Syria: "You have to focus on each life saved"
- Inauguration of two permanent schools in Haïti
- Flooding in North Korea: Switzerland makes funds available for reconstruction and restoration of water supply
- Iran accepts Switzerland’s offer of assistance
- Crisis in Syria: Interview with Martin Zirn, Swiss expert on mission for the UNHCR
- Swiss Rescue
Swiss Rescue is the mission element which can be immediately deployed abroad primarily following ear...