Afghanistan: Switzerland donated half a billion

After the fall of the Taliban regime, Switzerland opened a cooperation office in Afghanistan in 2002 to support the needy population. In the beginning, the focus was on humanitarian aid, for example in the form of medical aid or fighting hunger due to drought.

Later it was increasingly about providing reconstruction aid, investing in education or supporting agricultural projects. As the Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) announced on request, Switzerland has spent a total of around CHF 500 million since 2000 to support the Afghans.