Press Releases

Zurich 27. November 2019

Earthquake in Albania

On Tuesday morning, Albania was shaken by an earthquake of a 6.4-magnitude, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.
Zurich 28. October 2019

Development Cooperation works - Helvetas shows how

The new Switzerland-wide campaign by Helvetas portrays two families from Ethiopia and one from Bolivia, whose lives have improved from one generation to the next. With this campaign, the Swiss NGO ...
Äthiopische Kleinbauern aus der Wag-Hemra-Zone | © Helvetas / Fatoumata Diabate
Zurich 16. October 2019

World Hunger Index 2019

Global Hunger Index 2019 states: Global warming hampers progress on global hunger, politicians should act.
© Helvetas / Simon B. Opladen
Zurich 27. September 2019

Helvetas points out prospects for Africa's young population

In its new discussion paper, the Swiss development organisation Helvetas points out five pre-requisites based on experience gained from local projects that could provide beneficial opportunity areas ...
Rohingya  | © Helvetas / Patrick Rohr
Zürich/Cox's Bazar 21. August 2019

61 NGOs call for action to ensure the rights, security and dignity of Rohingya refugees

Two years after a series of brutal attacks forced more than 740,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar, almost one million children, women and men are still living under precarious conditions in the world's ...
© Helvetas
Zürich/Frick 10. April 2019

Organic Farming Drives Sustainability in Global Agriculture

Organic farming is an important role model for changing the current agriculture and food system, argue eleven international experts in the renowned scientific journal Nature Sustainability. They call ...
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