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Christian Bobst
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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Daily structure and occupation» in Zimbabwe

Living conditions in Zimbabwe are precarious. Unemployment is high and food is scarce, particularly in rural areas. HEKS and its partner organizations are assisting people in improving their livelihoods. The aim is to enhance food security and lower unemployment by promoting the cultivation of food crops and ornamental plants, providing ongoing vocational training and improving access to water. HEKS/EPER began conflict transformation work in 2015 so as to counter the prevailing violence and injustice. The outcomes of these latest measures will become perceptible only in the medium-to-long term. 

HEKS/EPER in Zimbabwe

Facts

In 2017 HEKS/EPER provided emergency aid for about 7500 people after flooding.

Over 10000 people obtained access to clean water.

 

The consequences of long-term unemployment are often social isolation and ill-health in addition to poverty. There is no structured daily routine, and social contacts fall away. Asylum seekers, temporarily admitted persons and recognized refugees are often jobless and living in isolation. Without a permanent residence permit it is difficult for these people to develop real prospects or a sustaining daily structure. Through various employment schemes in the regions of Aargau/Solothurn, Basel Stadt/Baselland, Berne, Eastern Switzerland, Western Switzerland and Zurich/Schaffhausen, HEKS/EPER is making it possible for jobless people to be meaningfully occupied.