The Africa division of Humanitarian Aid and SHA carries out programmes in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel region, southern and central Africa. It works in different sectors including strengthening the resilience of population groups to the consequences of drought, protecting civilians during armed conflicts, food security, and access to water and sanitation.

The Africa division’s activities are complemented with the presence of many experts of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit in several parts of the continent. When requested, these experts are also seconded to international organisations active in Africa to support them in their work