Contribution to the programme of Caritas (Est)

Project completed

CARITAS Switzerland is committed to a world in which the rights and dignity of every human being are respected and all people – regardless of their race, sex, religion or political persuasion – have access to food, water, shelter, health, education and work. Being committed to the Human Rights and Millennium Development Goals, CARITAS engages in longterm development cooperation, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian aid.

Country/region Period Budget
Eastern Europe and CIS
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014
CHF 2'100'000
Target groups

Marginalised groups in Eastern Europe & CIS


Results from previous phases:  

Millions of people were supported with humanitarian aid (shelter, food, earthquakeresistante housing); got access to clean drinking water & sanitation; were empowered to improve their wellbeing by means of trainings in hygiene, sustainable agricultural, human rights or gender; were supported to make their communities less vulnerable to shocks and shifts stemming from natural hazards or conflicts; and were supported in their struggle to get their voices heard by their own governments. On a conceptual level, CARITAS has integrated the objectives of Humanitarian Aid, Development Cooperation and Disaster Risk Reduction into a overarching framework and stepped up its engagement in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss cooperation with Eastern Europe
Project partners Contract partner
Swiss Non-profit Organisation

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   2'100'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'600'000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF   15'200'000
Project phases Phase 4 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018   (Completed) Phase 3 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 2 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2012   (Completed)