On 14 March 2019, cyclone Idai struck Mozambique before heading for Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than a million people have been affected by the cyclone and the ensuing floods. Switzerland has sent specialists and relief aid to help the people living there.
On 16 April 2016, an earthquake in Ecuador claimed the lives of more than 600 people and left more than 20,000 homeless. Experts from Swiss Humanitarian Aid immediately began work on re-establishing a drinking water supply for survivors.
Typhoon Haiyan devastated large swathes of the Philippines' central islands on Friday, 8 November 2013, the following day the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs sent out specialists from Swiss Humanitarian Aid as well as relief supplies to disaster-stricken areas
In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami and at the request of the Japanese government, Switzerland provided aid in the form of 23 experts from Switzerland's Humanitarian Aid department and nine search dogs for rescue operations in the area north of Sendai
On 26 December 2004, a tsunami that is not soon to be forgotten, devastated the shores of the Indian Ocean; meanwhile, all of the Swiss-funded reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes implemented by the SDC have been wound up