Media

Media inquiries

We will get back to you promptly to answer any questions about Helvetas and provide background information as well as pictorial material, or put you in touch with an expert. We speak English, French and German – and also accept written inquiries in Spanish.

Coordinator Media Relations
Katrin Hafner

+41 44 368 67 79
Head Communications
Matthias Herfeldt

+41 44 368 65 48
+41 76 338 59 38

Press Releases

© Franca Roiatti / Helvetas
10. December 2020

International Research Reveals the Extent of the COVID-19 Impact on World’s Poorest Countries

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a widespread and severe impact on some of the world’s poorest people, according to international research which surveyed people in 25 countries.
30. September 2020

Let’s Build Economies Where All Can Prosper: An Ambitious Initiative Launches in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and the Western Balkans

A new program has launched in 12 countries to enable women, youth and other vulnerable and marginalized groups to increase their income and take up decent jobs.
© Helvetas / Kamlesh Vyas
Zurich 20. August 2020

Helvetas Supports the Rohingya in the World's Largest Refugee Camp in the Fight Against COVID-19 - Three Years After the Exodus

Almost one million children, women and men have been living in precarious conditions in the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh since their mass expulsion from Myanmar three years ago. Now ...
Drinking water wells in Ethiopia | © Helvetas / Simon B. Opladen
28. May 2020

Helvetas Supported Over 3.8 Million People in 2019

The Swiss development organization Helvetas supported more than 3.8 million people in 2019. The NGO focuses on addressing the causes of poverty. Clean drinking water and sanitation as well as access ...
Burkina Faso: soap production | © Yacouba Lankoandé
Zürich 19. May 2020

Helvetas Response Goes Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis

The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic hit people in developing countries particularly hard. The crisis exacerbates existing problems. The Swiss development organization Helvetas provides ...
Benin | © Helvetas / Stéphane Brabant
07. April 2020

Helvetas supports developing countries in the fight against COVID-19

The corona crisis hits poor countries in Africa, South Asia and Latin America the hardest. The Swiss development organization Helvetas is supporting the affected people with various initiatives in the ...

Interesting Facts About Helvetas

Here you can find interesting facts about Helvetas, our vision, the mission statement, the annual reports, our articles of association and films.

Where we work

Helvetas helps people in 30 different countries to actively improve their living conditions. Find out more about our work in each of these countries.

Stories from our work

Here you find articles from international media about Helvetas, our projects and experts.
Helvetas - a partner for true change
Truly changing lives
Change takes place where people have decided to break new ground. Teófilo Caraballo, for example. He made it possible for his family to drink clean water from their own tap.