Development and Cooperation

Humanitarian Affairs

Since September 2014, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid (SDC/HA) has contributed to activities in response to the Northeast crisis provoked by the Boko Haram armed insurgency group.

SDC/HA financial support is provided to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations (UN) and International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs).

Four SDC humanitarian affairs advisers based in Nigeria, Mali and Chad are closely monitoring the developments related to the crisis in northern Nigeria, also in light of the consequences it entails for the whole Lake Chad basin.

Through its contributions to the crisis response, Switzerland ranks among the 10 top donors. In 2017 the Swiss contributions for Nigeria amounted to 11.3 mio. CHF. Multilateral contributions have strengthened the capacity of the ICRC and major UN agencies involved in activities focused on bringing assistance to vulnerable refugees, displaced and local hosting communities.

The SDC focuses its activities on food security and nutrition, psychosocial support (and protection in general) and the WASH sectors (water, sanitation and hygiene).

Factsheet on Lake Chad basin (PDF, 703.5 kB)   

Swiss humanitarian aid

Small Scale Embassy Projects

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has no office in Nigeria, as Nigeria is not considered as a low-income country. However, the Embassy of Switzerland in Nigeria has at its disposal a small credit to support local initatives of groupe whose work contributes to the country's overall social and economic progress.

Details of the opening and closing dates for the next round of application will be available on this page from August 2018.  

Information Small-Scale Development Projects  (PDF, 371.3 kB)