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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

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 ...
© 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 ...

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.