Swiss financial support since 24 February 2022
Switzerland significantly increased its contributions to humanitarian aid and international cooperation in Ukraine and the region last year.
International cooperation (CHF 50 million annually for 2023 and 2024)
The budget of the Swiss international cooperation programme in Ukraine was doubled in 2022 and 2023 with significant project adjustments in light of the current situation
Supplementary credit I: humanitarian aid (CHF 80 million)
Emergency aid to the population affected by the conflict in Ukraine and neighbouring countries
Supplementary credit II: winter aid (CHF 100 million)
Winter plan for the urgent rehabilitation of Ukraine's energy infrastructure and basic supply systems, including support for Moldova (CHF 6 million)
Peace and human rights: CHF 1.5 million
For projects in the field of peace and human rights, with a focus on accountability and the protection of civilians
Protection of cultural property: CHF 500,000
For the protection of cultural goods and property by Swiss civil society actors and UNESCO heritage
- CHF 23 million was provided by SECO in 2022 through the World Bank and the EBRD to maintain the non-military functions of the Ukrainian state, support economic reforms and SMEs, and implement a damage loss and needs analysis
- CHF 15 million has been invested by the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) in the Ukrainian Fund HORIZON in support of tech start-ups.
- CHF 20 million (planned) requested as a guarantee for Ukrainian refugees with S protection status as part of the Monetary Assistance Act
Supplementary credit II: migration to Switzerland (CHF 1.1 billion)
For accommodation, social assistance, health services, and free public transport for Ukrainian refugees in Switzerland. Switzerland introduced the S protection status for Ukrainian refugees in March 2022 to provide them with protection and access to the labour market and schooling. More than 70,000 Ukrainian refugees have been granted S protection status.