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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

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 ...
© Helvetas
Zurich 06. January 2020

The Haiti-Earthquake Aid continues to be effective, even today

On 12 January 2010, the earth shook in Haiti. Helvetas was one of the Swiss organizations that provided emergency aid and reconstruction immediately after the disaster. This action has a positive ...
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 ...

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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.

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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.