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).

Three 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 (2016). 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, Number of pages 2, 371.0 kB)   

Swiss humanitarian aid

Small Scale Development Projects

The Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja, supports local initiatives of groups whose work contributes to the country’s overall social and economic progress.

Deadline for applying for the 2018 projects selection has passed. The Embassy will not collect any more applications for 2018.

Information Small-Scale Development Projects  (PDF, 99.7 kB)