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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Access to land and resources» in Asia

HEKS/EPER operates in seven countries in Asia, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. In its rural community development work, HEKS/EPER assists smallholder families in enhancing their food security and incomes and supports disadvantaged minorities in claiming their rights and in resolving current conflicts non-violently. Under its humanitarian aid programmes HEKS/EPER provides assistance for refugees, internally displaced people and those affected by natural disasters.

HEKS/EPER is making a difference in Asia

Contact us:

Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER)
Communication
Seminarstrasse 28
8042 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 360 88 10
E-mail: projektdienst@heks.ch

Rural communities need unimpeded access to natural resources such as land, water, pastures, savannahs or forests if they are to develop. The possibility to use these resources is critical to fighting hunger and poverty. Agriculture is, after all, the most important source of income for many rural communities. With crop farming, small plantations, livestock rearing, fishing or gathering they can secure their food supply and generate income by selling their produce. Land also serves communities as living space and reinforces cultural and spiritual identity. Many rural communities still lack access to land or risk losing it despite existing or traditional law. HEKS/EPER therefore helps them, through numerous projects, to secure long-term access to land and resources, both practically and legally.