Swiss Humanitarian Aid – Sharing responsibility
Annual Conference of the Humanitarian Aid and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit SHA – Friday, 23 March 2012, 1:30 pm, Basel
The challenges facing humanitarian aid globally are demanding and complex. Good cooperation and coordination by all actors on behalf of afflicted people in crisis and disaster areas is becoming
increasingly important. This is why Swiss Humanitarian Aid has chosen Sharing Responsibility as the motto for this year's annual conference.
Films of projects, speeches and interviews
Humanitarian Switzerland in the world
Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Speech (dt + fr)
Refugees need protection
As a result of the conflict in Somalia, hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to Kenya over the last 20 years. In the summer of 2011, up to
1500 persons arrived in Kenya every day because of the drought.
(German, 2' 13'')
Emergency in the Horn of Africa – Innovative and internationally coordinated refugee aid in the field
A portrait of Martin Zirn, an expert from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid
Unit (SHA) and shelter planner with the UNHCR, provides an insight into the daily work of a humanitarian aid worker on a major emergency mission unfolding, namely, in the refugee camps for Somali
refugees in Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado.
(German, 8' 45'')
The SDC’s commitment to enhancing the protection of the victims of the internal armed conflict in Colombia
This film provides an insight into the SDC’s commitment to
enhancing the protection of the civilian population caught in the midst of the conflict in Colombia, and to improving their access to basic services.
(German, 4' 17'')
Upheavals in the Arab world
This film depicts the activities conducted by Switzerland via the SDC in the impoverished governorate of Kasserine in Tunisia. It shows how a
young businessman was able to obtain a credit thanks to the Swiss programme I-SEMER which strives for a better balanced regional development by supporting entrepreneurial activities. It also
documents the operation carried out by Switzerland in the domain of water both by providing adequate infrastructure and by conducting awareness-raising campaigns concerning this precious
(French, 9' 55'')
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