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 ...
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