Relief operations

A selection of dossiers on recent relief operations.

80 damaged buildings inspected, schools and hospitals repaired

On 4 August 2020 the Lebanese capital was shaken by a violent explosion. Since then, 38 members of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) have helped to cope with the immediate consequences of the explosion. They checked the stability of damaged buildings, supported maternal and child health care and helped repair 19 schools. The emergency operation will end on 5 September 2020.

Earthquake in Albania: Switzerland sends experts and participates in reconstruction

On 26 November 2019, Albania was hit by a strong earthquake. SDC’s Humanitarian Aid sent specialists to assess the stability of damaged houses, to organize aid deliveries, and to provide financial support to affected people.

Earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

In September 2018, a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Switzerland dispatched experts to the area and provided emergency assistance