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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Disasters, climate, environment» 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

Natural disasters and environmental pollution are on the rise worldwide. Ever more people live in places that regularly experience storms, flooding, droughts and earthquakes. Besides, the over-exploitation of agricultural land, waters or forests is leading to «permanent disasters» such as water shortage, desertification or erosion. Climate change and the exploitation of natural resources, as well as economic crises and armed conflicts are exacerbating poverty and hampering the development of poor and rural regions. To secure the livelihoods of people over the long term, HEKS/EPER formulates strategies together with the local population to minimize risks and better prepare people to withstand disasters.