Switzerland Sends CHF 1.4 Million in Aid to Haiti

Switzerland Sends CHF 1.4 Million in Aid to Haiti

Fri, Apr 5th 2024

In response to the escalating crisis in Haiti, Switzerland steps up with CHF 1.4 million in emergency aid.


Switzerland is responding to the severe crisis in the Caribbean island state of Haiti by providing CHF 1.4 million in emergency aid. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the United Nations World Food Program are using the funds to support the suffering population.

In particular with regard to urgently needed food and ensuring access to clean drinking water, as the SDC wrote on the platform X, formerly Twitter, on Friday afternoon.

The violence by criminal gangs, which according to the UN already controlled around 80 percent of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, escalated once again at the end of February.

According to a report by the UN Human Rights Office, more than 1,500 people have already been killed this year, and the number of kidnappings and rapes has also increased.

The health system and state institutions are on the verge of collapse. The hunger crisis has also worsened.

In March, the security situation prevented interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry from returning from a trip abroad – he then announced his resignation. A new interim government has not yet been formed.

According to the UN, more than 50,000 people have fled Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince within three weeks due to the violence. Between 8 and 27 March, 53,125 people were recorded at bus stations leaving the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, as the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) announced on Tuesday.


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