During his speech, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter underlined the extent of the tragedy in Syria and recounted the stories of those he had met there. © SDC

Syria crisis – Switzerland’s engagement


Humanitarian challenges

Ambassador Manuel Bessler, Delegate for Humanitarian Aid and Head SHA

Humanitarian response to people in need in Syria

Robert Mardini, the ICRC's regional director for the Middle East

On the move

Protection, direct assistance and advocacy for the rights and needs of people fleeing their homes

Annemarie Huber-Hotz, President of the Swiss Red Cross

Patrizio Jellici, Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit

South Sudan in the shadow of Syria

Millions of people worldwide are affected by conflict


SDC also helps protect vulnerable people in need in these forgotten crises

Ambassador Manuel Sager, Director-General of SDC

Working in a war context

A day in the lives of humanitarian aid workers in Damascus