COVID-19 is not just a health crisis. Its economic, financial and social consequences are aggravating the precarious situation in developing countries that are already affected by poverty, crises and need. The FDFA is working to address the situation at various levels within the framework of its international cooperation (IC) activities.
COVID-19: Switzerland's international cooperation response
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Human Security Division (HSD) have responded quickly and effectively to the new global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is on health, humanitarian aid, the preservation of livelihoods, peace and security, as well as support for internationally active organisations.