Aiuto alimentare: ridurre i rischi e prevenire la crisi

La lotta contro la fame e la denutrizione è una priorità della DSC. Con l’aiuto alimentare la DSC impiega mezzi umanitari per salvare vite umane e alleviare le sofferenze.

Obiettivi principali della DSC

In qualità di parte alla Convenzione sull’assistenza alimentare, la Svizzera fornisce aiuto alimentare e contribuisce al miglioramento della sicurezza alimentare a livello mondiale. L’aiuto umanitario della DSC si basa principalmente sulla collaborazione con il Programma alimentare mondiale (PAM) dell’ONU e con le ONG Nel 2018 i contributi svizzeri a favore del PAM sono ammontati a oltre 75 milioni CHF e sono andati a beneficio di circa 27 Paesi. Oltre il 50% dei fondi è servito a mitigare crisi alimentari in Africa, mentre il resto è stato impiegato in Paesi della regione mediorientale e dell’Asia, nonché ad Haiti e in Colombia.

Nel corso degli ultimi anni, l’aiuto alimentare della Confederazione con prodotti lattieri ha assunto una modalità nuova e più flessibile. L’obiettivo di questo cambiamento è di raggiungere il maggior numero possibile di persone in difficoltà. Nel 2017 la DSC ha sostenuto in 16 Paesi programmi di 20 ONG e di 3 rappresentanze svizzere con una fornitura di latte in polvere del valore di 7 milioni CHF proveniente dalla Svizzera. Altri 13 milioni sono andati al PAM. Dal 2018 la totalità dei fondi viene messa a disposizione del PAM. In Algeria e nella Corea del Nord, Paesi in cui il latte in polvere rappresenta la modalità d’intervento più adatta, il PAM ha acquistato i prodotti in Svizzera al livello di prezzo definito per l’esportazione.

Nell’attuale periodo di riferimento del messaggio (2017-2020) viene effettuata una compensazione di 7 milioni CHF per sostenere progetti alimentari. Questi fondi sono destinati in primo luogo alle ONG che in passato hanno ricevuto forniture di latte in polvere dalla Svizzera.

Contesto

Oltre 820 milioni di persone nel mondo sono denutrite. Il peggioramento della situazione alimentare a livello globale è da imputare soprattutto a conflitti, che spesso sono inaspriti da catastrofi climatiche come siccità e inondazioni. Ad esserne più colpite sono le aree contese nell’Africa subsahariana come la Somalia, il Sudan del Sud, la Repubblica Democratica del Congo, lo Yemen, la Nigeria nord-orientale e la regione mediorientale. Le persone che vivono in questi Paesi necessitano urgentemente di aiuto umanitario e dipendono dal sostegno alimentare.

IL PAM lavora principalmente con pagamenti in contanti che promuovono la commercializzazione di generi alimentari prodotti localmente e garantiscono al contempo la libertà decisionale dei destinatari.

La comunità internazionale cerca, in maniera sempre maggiore, di preparare con interventi mirati le persone minacciate dalla fame a eventuali crisi.

Progetti attuali

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WFP, Hurrican Ian Response, Cuba

01.12.2022 - 31.05.2024

Hurricane Ian has caused significant losses in the agricultural and fishing sector limiting the availability and access to food and affecting the livelihoods of the population in the provinces Pinar del Río, Artemisa, Mayabeque and Isla de la Juventud. With its contribution to the World Food Programme through the United Nations Plan of Action, SDC helps providing food assistance and restore food production and livelihoods to meet the needs of 798’000 severely affected people in those provinces.


Appui aux ménages en situation d’ultra-pauvreté à Belle-Anse, Sud-Est Haiti

15.11.2022 - 31.05.2024

Près de 10% de la population haïtienne vit en ultra-pauvreté. Avec sa contribution au programme Chemen lavi Miyò (CLM), la Suisse répond aux besoins humanitaires et de relèvement en appuyant 200 ménages dans le Sud-Est pour les faire sortir de l’ultra-pauvreté. L’approche capitalise sur l’expérience de la Suisse et ses partenaires en Haïti et vise à réduire les inégalités, l’insécurité alimentaire et la vulnérabilité aux catastrophes naturelles.


WFP Additional Contributions 2022 to Support WFP’s Drought Response in Ethiopia

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022

Against historic levels of food security due to conflicts, climate change and COVID 19, Switzerland supports annually in 28 SDC priority countries operations of the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide humanitarian and development assistance. It funds indistinctively Country Strategy Plans, incorporating all WFP programmes or projects, based on affected population needs and potential synergies with other local partners, especially national governments and civil society.


RBCM - Solidar Suisse Resilience Building in Central Mozambique

01.12.2021 - 30.06.2023

After having provided emergency relief and recovery support (response to Idai 2019, Chalane 2020, Eloise 2021), Solidar Suisse is assisting climate change and conflict related displaced persons and host communities in Central Mozambique with durable solutions mainly in the sectors of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), housing, and agricultural production, thus increasing resilience and enabling the beneficiaries to resume a normal life.


COVID-19 Prevention and Resilience

01.07.2021 - 30.06.2023

The second wave of the COVID-19 virus has affected Bangladesh more intensely than the initial phase, impeding socioeconomic recovery and reiterating the importance of resilience building. This programme aims at engaging communities to curb the further spread of COVID-19 and enhancing socioeconomic resilience. Drawing upon Switzerland’s long-standing experience in providing rapid response and working on inclusive and sustainable development, it focuses on the disadvantaged segments of the population. 


Rural Resilience in Southern Africa / R4 Initiative

01.07.2021 - 30.06.2025

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative for Southern Africa enables smallholder farmers’ adaptation to climate risk through improved resource management, insurance, livelihoods diversification, microcredit and savings. Through R4, Switzerland has become a credible and trusted partner in resilience building and its learnings have fed into policy dialogue. The emphasis of this final phase is on strengthening government and private sector, as well as the gender approach.  


Programme de renforcement de la résilience des ménages pastoraux et agropastoraux face aux crises climatiques et à l'insécurité (RESILIA) Phase 1

01.06.2020 - 31.12.2024

la DDC contribue au renforcement de la résilience de plus de 700’000 personnes dont les déplacées internes, affectées par la crise sécuritaire et les changements climatiques au Burkina Faso. Se basant sur la riche expérience de la Suisse dans l’élevage pastoral au Sahel, le programme va soutenir les pasteurs et agropasteurs pour que leur pratique d’élevage et moyens de subsistance s’adaptent aux défis climatiques et améliorent leurs conditions de vie tout en favorisant la paix au Burkina Faso.


COVID-19 Preparedness and Relief

01.06.2020 - 31.05.2022

The proposed interventions support the Government of Bangladesh in its efforts to fight against the further spread of COVID-19 and to address the socio-economic consequences for the Bangladeshi people, in particular for disadvantaged groups. Access to information, provision of safe water and food or cash support are among the key outputs. The long-standing experience of Switzerland and its implementing partners in various sectors of public life and trusted relationships with national and local governments add value to the intervention.


Réponse à la crise alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest dans le cadre du COVID19

01.06.2020 - 30.09.2023

La  soudure de juin à septembre 2020 s’annonçait déjà très difficile au plan alimentaire pour les populations de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. La crise liée au COVID19 les plonge immédiatement dans une crise alimentaire particulièrement grave. La DDC soutient d’une part, le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) pour fournir des vivres aux populations et d’autre part, le Réseau d’éleveurs Billital Maroobe (RBM) pour apporter assistance aux populations pastorales et renforcer leur résilience.


SDC BRAC Social Cohesion Fund for Cox’s Bazar District

01.04.2020 - 30.09.2024

This fund strengthens social cohesion in Cox’s Bazar by mitigating the negative consequences of the refugee influx on the most vulnerable segments of the local population. It will strategically upscale projects of BRAC, the biggest Bangladeshi NGO, through a series of medium-term contributions, adapted to the volatile context and emerging needs. The first two projects will support over 60’000 poor people to claim their rights and obtain legal redress and place 4’500 poor people in gainful employment. The intervention complements the engagement of Swiss Humanitarian Aid.


SomReP - Somalia Resilience Program

01.04.2020 - 30.09.2023

In the fragile and conflict affected context of Somalia, SDC’s contribution to the Somalia Resilience Programme Consortium enables pastoral, agro-pastoral, displaced persons and peri-urban poor to increase their ability to prepare for, adapt to and live through shocks without eroding their productivity or assets. Focusing on capacity building, livelihood diversification and the elaboration of community-based early warning systems, this initiative is complementary to ongoing efforts of government of Somalia and international community to build resilience of communities to climate shocks.


Mercy Corps - Building Resilience in Conflict-Affected Communities (BRAC)

01.02.2020 - 28.02.2023

South Kordofan is one of the areas in Sudan were the armed conflict is temporarily halted, but not yet solved, and many communities are still suffering from its consequences. These communities are hosting significant numbers of IDPs and refugees from war torn South Sudan, who share the very limited available resources. The project aims at increasing the resilience of female and male members of vulnerable households to economic, social and climate related shocks through improved access to gender responsive basic services and increased agricultural production.

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