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

Through the programmes it offers, the HEKS/EPER Regional Office Eastern Switzerland makes a vital contribution to social cohesion and the inclusion of disadvantaged people in society. Through its work of advocacy it promotes equal opportunity for all, irrespective of culture, religion, social status and gender. It also sets great store by the encouragement of harmonious coexistence between immigrants and local people. The Regional Office works closely with national churches, regional and cantonal authorities, as well as private institutions.

HEKS/EPER in Eastern Switzerland

Contact us: 

The HEKS/EPER Regional Office Eastern Switzerland
Weinfelderstrasse 11
8580 Amriswil
Tel.: +41 71 410 16 84
Fax: +41 71 410 16 85
E-Mail: heks_ostschweiz@heks.ch

 

Head of the Regional Office:

Gabriela Alfanz

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.