Emergency aid and reconstruction
Emergency relief means saving lives, alleviating suffering, and ensuring survival. Damage is repaired as rapidly as possible, and additional emergency measures are taken to help the victims survive. The next step is to re-establish basic supplies and services and to support the afflicted population in the task of reconstruction.
Delivery of aid is namely targeted to populations stricken by natural disasters or affected by armed conflict. In this connection, preventive measures and advocacy are also vested with a key role.
(immediate and survival assistance)
Reconstruction and rehabilitation
prevention and risk-reductionn
Advocacy comprises a commitment to the fate of the victims and the assuming of responsibility on their behalf. The rights of those who have fallen victim to natural disasters and crises are to be respected, and the local, national and international communities are to assume responsibility for the victims. Through its presence on site and its testimony, the SDC can contribute to the protection of the victims. In international bodies, the SDC advocates on behalf of the victims.
Additional Information and Documents
- Cash for herders - a modern emergency response in mongolia - partnership results
Asia Brief - April 2009
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- Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Concept
of the Humanitarian Aid of the Swiss Confederation and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit
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- Evaluation SDC Humanitarian Aid: Emergency Relief
Cases: Haiti, Sumatra, Gaza and Sudan
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- Emergency mission in Dolo Ado, on Ethiopia’s border with Somalia
- SDC to hold international conference on environmental disasters
- Humanitarian Aid