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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Disasters, climate, environment» in the region of Zurich/Schaffhausen

Through all of its programmes, the HEKS/EPER Regional Office Zurich/Schaffhausen works actively for the integration of socially deprived groups, and advocates on behalf of asylum seekers and migrants so that they have a chance of a fair asylum procedure and are able to exercise their rights in society. The projects and programmes are designed to foster independence and a sense of social belonging on the part of beneficiaries. The Regional Office works closely with national churches, the Swiss Refugee Council, regional authorities, leading municipal, cantonal and federal entities, as well as with private institutions.

HEKS/EPER in Zurich/Schaffhausen

Contact us: 

HEKS/EPER Regional Office Zurich/Schaffhausen
Seminarstrasse 28
P.O. Box
8042 Zürich
Tel.: +41 44 360 89 60
Fax: +41 44 360 89 61
E-Mail: rs-zuerich@heks.ch

 

Head of the Regional Office:

Natali Velert

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.