Press Releases

13. November 2018

42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid ...
Äthiopien Berufsbildung | © Patrick Rohr / Helvetas
05. November 2018

Helvetas calls for a humane migration policy

Switzerland must make an international commitment to regulate and shape global migration humanely. That includes approving the UN Global Compact for Migration in December. In addition, the independent ...
Lausanne/Zürich 30. June 2018

Helvetas Announces Therese Frösch as New President

Today Therese Frösch was elected the new President of Helvetas, an independent Swiss development organization. The members of the association have also appointed Peter Niggli as the new Vice ...
Rohingya Mädchen im Flüchtlingslager Cox’s Bazar. | © Patrick Rohr / Helvetas
Zürich 01. June 2018

Helvetas enables almost 3.5 million people to build better lives

In 2017, the Swiss development organization Helvetas supported almost 3.5 million people in 28 countries in areas such as water, agriculture and peace. Helvetas also achieved important successes in ...
© Barbara Dietrich / Helvetas
Zürich 22. May 2018

Biogas kitchens improve the lives of 70,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Nearly one million people who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh live in adverse conditions, which could become even more challenging with the start of the monsoon season. With Helvetas’ support, ...
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.