Réfugiés et déplacés internes – Aide humanitaire et protection des populations

La DDC apporte son soutien aux réfugiés et déplacés internes. Elle envoie des experts  sur le terrain et octroie une aide financière aux ONG et aux agences humanitaires internationales. Elle travaille également en collaboration avec les autorités locales.

En point de mire de la DDC

L’Aide humanitaire de la DDC consacre une partie importante de son engagement à l’encadrement et au soutien des réfugiés et des déplacés internes.

Les trois quarts des réfugiés sont concentrés dans des pays en développement qui ne disposent pas de capacités suffisantes pour accueillir ces personnes en grand nombre et leur offrir une protection efficace. Ceux qui sont arrivés par la mer – dits «boat people» – ne peuvent ni poursuivre leur route, ni rentrer chez eux. Leur situation irrégulière les expose aux menaces physiques, au vol, au viol et à la traite des êtres humains.

Contrairement aux réfugiés, les déplacés internes n'ont franchi la frontière d'aucun Etat: ils ont été contraints par la force de fuir à l'intérieur de leur propre pays. Ils se retrouvent sous la responsabilité du gouvernement concerné et des autorités locales qui, bien souvent, ne sont pas en mesure ou n'ont pas la volonté d'assumer leurs responsabilités à cet égard. La communauté internationale assure alors leur protection en leur apportant une aide directe et en développant un cadre juridique approprié.

Contexte

Les réponses immédiates de la DDC aux migrations consécutives à une crise s’inscrivent dans le cadre de l'aide d'urgence et de la reconstruction. Mais le phénomène complexe et mondial des migrations en appelle d'autres.

Déploiement d’experts

L'aide humanitaire peut ainsi prendre des formes variées, à l’exemple du déploiement d’experts affectés à la protection des victimes de conflits armés, de soutien aux autorités locales ou encore, de distribution d’argent liquide aux familles d’accueil des réfugiés, pour que ces derniers puissent vivre dans de meilleures conditions.

L’Aide humanitaire de la DDC met aussi à disposition du Haut-Commissariat des Nations-Unies pour les réfugiés des experts du Corps suisse d’aide humanitaire. En 2016, 24 experts du CSA ont effectué des missions pour le compte du HCR dans 14 pays en Afrique, Asie, Amérique du Sud et Moyen-Orient. Ils ont apporté leurs expertises dans les domaines de l'eau et de l'assainissement, du droit et des abris d'urgence.

L'engagement de la DDC repose aussi sur le concept interdépartemental «Protection dans la région». Celui-ci vise à apporter au plus vite aux réfugiés une protection efficace dans leur région d'origine, et à aider les premiers pays d'accueil à garantir à ces personnes la protection nécessaire. L’action de la DDC en Corne de l’Afrique et au Moyen-Orient –  deux contextes où le nombre de  populations déplacées se chiffre en millions – s’inscrit dans ce sens.

Reconstruire au-delà de l’urgence

Un phénomène  croissant

L’instabilité de nombreuses régions du monde amène des centaines de milliers de personnes à fuir leur pays d’origine. Pour 2016, le HCR estime que près de 61.4 millions de personnes - réfugiés, apatrides, personnes déplacées suite à des conflits, personnes de retour chez elles – relèveront de ses compétences et auront besoin de protection et assistance.

Engagement en Syrie

Depuis 2011, la Suisse apporte de l’aide humanitaire et protège les populations touchées par la crise syrienne. La DDC leur vient en aide à travers des actions directes réalisées par des experts du Corps suisse d’aide humanitaire (CSA). Elle apporte également une contribution financière substantielle à la réponse multilatérale du CICR et des agences onusiennes dans la région, et soutient des ONG sur place.

Engagement de la Suisse en Syrie

La DDC et le Moyen-Orient 

Projets actuels

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Strengthening regional cooperation on migration in the Western Balkans

01.06.2025 - 31.12.2027

In light of diversifying migration patterns and challenges with increasing regional dimensions, the migration policy priorities of Western Balkan governments are changing and the relevance of regional dialogue, coordination and cooperation is growing. This proposal seeks to promote coherent and effective regional governance of migration in all its multifaceted dimensions contributing to greater social cohesion and regional integration in the Western Balkans.


Horn of Africa: IFC - Private sector solutions for regufees and host communities

01.01.2025 - 09.07.2031

The Horn of Africa is fraught by political and economic fragilities and conflicts, leading to protracted displacement situations. They involve confinement in camps with few opportunities to establish sustainable livelihoods. Switzerland contributes to durable solutions for displacement-affected communities by promoting private sector development, leading to greater economic and employment opportunities and socio-economic integration in the region, which is in the Swiss interest.


Ashshash: for men and women who have escaped trafficking

18.11.2022 - 28.02.2029

20,000 people (of whom 70% women) who have experienced trafficking will be economically and socially rehabilitated. Public and private institutions will provide employment or in-kind support for entrepreneurship to men and women who have escaped trafficking. The Government will better address the prevention of trafficking, protection of victims, prosecution of traffickers in the revision and enacting of policies, and create partnerships, for bringing about systemic changes.


Building Regional and National capacities for improved Migration Governance in the IGAD Region

01.01.2022 - 31.08.2027

The Horn of Africa is of high interest for Switzerland in terms of migration policy. Swiss support to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and its Member States will contribute to improve their migration governance capacities so as to enable the organisation to effectively implement regional, continental and global regulatory standards for the protection of refugees and vulnerable migrants in the region.


Fair and ethical recruitment of migrant workers

01.11.2021 - 31.12.2023

Approximately 105 million people are currently working outside their country of origin. Many of these migrant workers have profited from international labour recruitment intermediaries. Millions, however, have become victims of abusive and exploitative practices by unethical recruiters. Working together with different actors, SDC will support initiatives to ensure fair and ethical recruitment. Migrants and their families will be better protected and thereby better enabled to contribute to the development of their countries of origin and destination.


SKYE - Skills Development for Youth Employment

01.09.2021 - 28.02.2023

Over 43% of the potential working population in Nigeria is either unemployed or underemployed and Edo State’s employment rate recently dropped below the national average. Edo also constitutes an important source of irregular migration as well as the epicenter of human trafficking in the country. Through its contribution to the SKYE program, Switzerland aims to improve the range of active labor market measures by building capacities within the institutions delivering job-matching services and professional training.


Supporting the Security Sector Reform (SSR) Process in The Gambia

01.07.2021 - 30.06.2024

The Gambia, which is a priority country in regard to Swiss migration interest, initiated a national SSR process in 2017. Based on 3 years of in-depth research and support to this process, in 2021 DCAF launched a new program to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Gambian security sector. Through its contribution, Switzerland aims to improve the quality of services provided to local communities by the immigration department by strengthening its management and accountability.


Decent work, protection and well-being for migrant workers and their families in Sri Lanka

01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024

The programme aims to maximise the benefits of migration for sustainable development in Sri Lanka. It will support government institutions and other actors in implementing policies related to fair and ethical recruitment, skills development and provide reintegration support for returning migrants in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. A special focus is placed on elevating migrant workers’ voices in advocacy. The intervention creates entry points to engage with the newly elected government in Sri Lanka. 


PSTIC: Provision of protection and humanitarian assistance to vulnerable migrants in Greater Cairo

21.08.2020 - 31.12.2021

The increase in migrants and refugees residing in Egypt, coupled with shrinking humanitarian funding are leaving many at protection risk. With new challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the protection risks have risen and needs are exacerbated. This project will respond to the immediate protection needs of refugees and migrants by providing a comprehensive package of gender sensitive emergency protection services in Greater Cairo, with a special focus on women and children at risk. 


Mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on migrants and their families from Central Asia .

01.08.2020 - 31.05.2021

Migrants from CA and their families are severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Hundreds of thousands stranded in the RF without income or social protection. Their families are affected too, as they depend on remittances, which do not flow anymore due to the crisis. Contributing to the IOM response plan, Switzerland ensures that migration data gaps are addressed, that the most vulnerable migrants receive assistance, and that migrants’ families get increased access to digital remittances. 


BiH Diaspora Platform

15.07.2020 - 30.06.2024

Switzerland is host to a significant diaspora from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), including representatives of all nationalities constituting BiH. Since 2017, the i-platform serves as a bridge-builder among the heterogeneous members of the BiH diaspora in Switzerland and between the two countries, facilitating partnerships, know-how transfer, and investments. Through this exit phase, the i-platform shall gain full financial sustainability and become a meaningful and effective diaspora engagement model for development.


The "Bosnia i Herzegovina"-Platform

01.07.2020 - 31.12.2025

The Bosnia i Herzegovina Platform (BiH) is an initiative of diaspora associations that are already involved in development activities. The platform will enhance cooperation and strengthen the diaspora associations’ role as development actors. SDC aims at promoting the potential of migrants for sustainable development mainly through improved framework conditions. The permanent platform as an effective and dynamic network will set the grounds for competent coordination services to diaspora organizations, to the country of destination and to the country of origin.

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