Humanitarian Aid: Providing care, building shelters and ensuring access to drinking water
The earthquake in Haiti made almost 1.5 million people homeless. The Confederation’s Humanitarian Aid carried out the largest emergency aid programme in its history. 150 Swiss experts provided over 800 women and children with medical assistance and set up around 50 drinking water stations which daily provided up to 50,000 people with drinking water.
Today Humanitarian Aid is focusing on reconstruction. In 2011 work started on the building of two pilot schools for 1000 children in Petit-Goâve. The programme began with the construction of two pilot one- and two-storey modular school buildings intended to serve as models for schools in urban and suburban areas where there is a high risk of earthquakes. The models employ modern earthquake and hurricane resistant construction methods especially developed to meet demanding structural requirements while remaining within the capabilities of local firms.
Additional Information and Documents
- Message on International Cooperation 2013 – 2016: Key points in brief
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- Earthquake in Haiti
Since 2013, Haiti has been on the list of the so-called fragile States where the SDC is stepping up ...
- Improving access to quality education with the help of reliable permanent structures