Crisis in the Near East
Switzerland is concerned about the situation in the Near East. It calls on all parties to protect the civilian population and respect international humanitarian law. Stopping the violence and de-escalating the conflict are top priorities.
In view of the dramatic humanitarian consequences of the conflict, Switzerland has allocated an additional CHF 90 million in humanitarian aid, CHF 81 million of which will go to the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the rest to the region. The funds will go to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the United Nations and Swiss non-governmental organisations. These organisations offer shelter and protection to the people affected, provide them with basic foodstuffs, medicines and hygiene products, and are active in the field of water and sanitation.
Active for several decades in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the SDC is committed to responding to humanitarian needs. It also supports the economic and social development of the population.