Migration

Migration – a priority for the SDC

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A migrant’s life has several facets. Through their work most migrants contribute to developing the prosperity both of their host country and of their country of origin. In the event of conflicts and natural disasters, however, migrants should be regarded as victims, and in this vulnerable situation need special protection.

SDC deals with these different aspects of migration. In addition to its work in the field, it actively participates in the political dialogue on this subject. Its commitment can be summarised under the following six headings.

International dialogue on migration

The SDC seeks global solutions and takes an active part in structuring the political dialogue on migration and development at the international level.

Refugees and internally displaced persons

SDC is involved in the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons, and works to meet their basic needs.

The diaspora

The SDC creates favourable framework conditions, promotes exchanges and carries out innovative projects to enable the different migrant communities to contribute to the development of their countries of origin.

Labour migration

SDC helps to ensure that migrants are informed about their rights and enjoy decent working conditions.

Swiss foreign policy on migration

The SDC uses its experience and instruments to contribute to pursuing Switzerland’s migration policy interests within the context of interdepartmental cooperation.

SDC dedicated website on migration

Specialist information (news, documents, instruments, methods) on knowledge exchange and cooperation with partners and experts

 http://www.sdc-migration.ch

Current projects

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Educational facilities for the Internally Displaced and street children

10.12.2016 - 31.12.2019

The internally displaced youth living often as street children in the low-income neighbourhoods of the capital city Islamabad and are deprived from basic education and protection services. The Mashal school educates IDP children from all over the country with a majority from KP and FATA, offers them a protective space, advises / counsels them on cultural, social and legal issues and help them to register under the government system by that laying the basis for future livelihood possibilities.


PROMISE: Poverty Reduction through Safe Migration, Skills Development and Enhanced Job Placement

01.11.2015 - 31.08.2021

Migration to Thailand has increasingly become a poverty reduction strategy for marginalized households. It gives a higher income to the individual and, through remittances supports their community of origin. However migrants are often exposed to precarious labour conditions. PROMISE promotes skills development and safe migration and improves thus the livelihoods of the migrants in Thailand and their communities of origin in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.


OCHA - Support to Yemen's Humanitarian Pooled Fund

01.11.2015 - 31.10.2016

The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) replaced the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in February 2015. The YHPF aims to promote a strategic and coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan (standard allocation) or due to acute emergency needs (reserve allocation). It provides funding for projects of national and international NGOs, UN agencies as well as IOM and Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations.


Ashshash – for men and women who have escaped trafficking

01.09.2015 - 31.12.2022

Human trafficking deprives millions of their dignity and freedom. It is estimated that thousands are trafficked every year in Bangladesh. Switzerland has an interest that international migration is regular, secure, and respects human dignity and the rights of migrants. The project will support men and women who have escaped trafficking to reintegrate into society, raise awareness on the perils of irregular migration and improve public and private capacities to deliver services to the victims of trafficking. The intervention is beneficial for Switzerland’s political dialogue on safe, orderly and regular migration at the global level.


OCHA - Support to Yemen's Humanitarian Pooled Fund

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) replaced the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in February 2015. The YHPF aims to promote a strategic and coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan (standard allocation) or due to acute emergency needs (reserve allocation). It provides funding for projects of national and international NGOs, UN agencies as well as IOM and Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations.


OCHA - Support to Yemen's Emergency Response Fund (ERF)

01.10.2014 - 30.06.2015

The Yemen Emergency Response Fund (ERF) is a multi-donor pooled fund, established in August 2010 in order to provide NGOs and UN agencies with a rapid and flexible funding mechanism to respond to unforeseen short-term humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities affected by emergencies. ERF funded projects aim to address the most urgent needs of vulnerable communities, complement the activities of other humanitarian actors and reinforce coordination and partnership of UN Agencies, NGOs and other actors, including local authorities to strengthen the humanitarian response capacity.


Institutional Strengthening of IGAD

31.05.2014 - 31.03.2022

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a sub-regional organization in the Horn of Africa. In line with Switzerland’s decision to increase its engagement with IGAD, the proposed contribution aims at strengthening the organization institutionally based on its political legitimacy, thematic relevance and capacity to contribute to peace and development in one of the world’s most fragile regions.


Moldova - Making the Most of Migration

15.01.2014 - 31.12.2018

Moldova pays great social costs as a result of high outward migration. The potential benefits of migration remain underexploited. Migrants are not involved in the development of their home communities, they do not have access to trusted investment opportunities, and the private sector fails to develop tailor-made products and services for migrants. Switzerland supports Moldova in creating a favorable environment for leveraging migrants' human and financial capital for the development of their home country.



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