Switzerland has a long tradition of providing humanitarian aid and emergency care to those who are in distress or need help. A few examples of these are listed below.
Rega (https://www.rega.ch/) provides emergency medical assistance by air (helicopters + fixed-wing aircraft) whenever and wherever needed. Its forerunner, Swiss Air- Rescue, was founded in 1952. Rega, which means Rettungsflugwacht in German, Garde Aérienne in French and Swiss Air-Rescue in English, is a nonprofit organization that has wide support from the Swiss people. It helps greatly to meet the challenges posed by the demanding terrain of Switzerland and it also provides emergency medical assistance in other countries.
Roger Federer Foundation of Switzerland (http://www.rogerfedererfoundation.org/en/home/) founded by the well-known Swiss tennis professional, is another example of Swiss Humanitarian Aid. Roger Federer has also united sponsors and others to support him so as to provide education and other aid to children, particularly in Africa, who are in need.
Swiss Digger DTR (https://dtr.digger.ch/dtr/): This small group of Swiss developed, constructed, tested and produced a reliable mine-clearance vehicle to help countries rid themselves of some of the millions of landmines which have been buried in the soil in many places of the world. When these landmines explode, they kill and maim people.
Swiss Humanitarian Aid done by the Swiss Government
(https://www.eda.admin.ch/deza/en/home/activities-projects/activities/humanitarian-aid.html) is an expression of Switzerland's solidarity towards people in distress. The Swiss Humanitarian Aid Department focuses on emergency aid, the reconstruction and rehabilitation of disaster-stricken areas, and disaster risk reduction. Its budget for the period 2013-2016 was more than CHF 2 billion in humanitarian aid.
Swiss Red Cross was founded In 1866 in Geneva, Switzerland. It has brought aid to those in need and has been saving lives and alleviating suffering for over 150 years. It is now formed into the International Committee of the Red Cross (https://www.icrc.org), which is a global humanitarian network of millions of people that help those facing disaster, conflict and other survival problems.
In addition to the organizations listed above, there are many other organizations that provide help to those suffering or in need. Such organizations should also be recognized. I believe that the services they provide should be supported by individuals, families, groups, businesses and other organizations to reduce suffering and to make this world a better place for all to live.
We contribute to humanitarian efforts by providing effective project
management (PM) services and support for the initiation, planning, implementation and control of humanitarian projects and activities, including:
We serve humanitarian and aid groups, including governmental and non-governmental organizations, non-profit groups, foundations and other relief, rescue and aid agencies, to help them improve the results and management of their projects and activities.
The primary objectives of Humanitarian projects and activities are to alleviate suffering, save lives and maintain human dignity.
Humanitarian Aid helps the homeless, the war victims, refugees and victims of natural or man-made disasters such as fires, floods, earthquakes, drug abuse, criminality, famine, water shortage, poverty, illiteracy, lack of adequate education, accidents, war, landmines, neglected children, etc.
Humanitarian projects and activities are worth planning, implementing and managing effectively.
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Earthquakes, floods, fires, storms, hurricanes, tsunamis, or other natural or man-made disasters strike in many parts of the world. When they do, they can cause tremendous damage to property and can cost thousands of lives. Humanitarian relief and aid is important when disasters strike populations.
Mankind is beset by many social evils, accidents and problems, including: criminality, drug abuse,
human rights violations,
lack of education, moral decline, neglected children,
poverty, war victims, etc.
Something can be done using projects and other activities to help alleviate social problems.
War is a catastrophe which brings suffering and death to thousands. In addition to bombs, bullets and hand grenades, minefields have been laid in many places that must be cleared when people are to live there in safety and peace. Humanitarian aid helps to reduce the suffering from war and turmoil.