Albanian organisations in Switzerland plan a major fundraising campaign for reconstruction after the earthquake

The great earthquake that hit central Albania last November happend already a while ago. But many people are still living in temporary shelters or even tents. There is still a need to rebuild the destroyed infrastructure and houses in the affected areas.

Emergency aid items distributed by the Albanian Red Cross in Durrës in early December (Photo: Corinne Ambler / IFRCO

On January 31, several representatives of Albanian organizations from all over Switzerland gathered in Bern at the invitation of the Albanian and Kosovar embassies.

The aim is to join forces once again in Switzerland: money is still needed for the reconstruction. Many people have lost everything, could only save their lives. The network of all organisations is now needed to bring together as much support as possible.

At the meeting, the organisations entrusted the Swiss-Albanian Society with the collection of donations. As a friendship society, which has been working for bi-national relations for over twelve years, it guarantees the desired reliability, the necessary professionalism and neutrality.

Treffen Bern 1. Februar 2020 zu Hilfe für Albanien
Meeting of representatives of the Albanian diaspora on January 31, 2020

We will keep you informed about the next steps, the concrete purpose of the collection and the organisations involved.

Donate now!

Of course you can already help now.
Please send your donations for the reconstruction in Albania to:

Gesellschaft Schweiz – Albanien
Account no. 90-788788-7, Raiffeisenbank St.Gallen
IBAN: CH05 8080 8005 3249 7632 5

Treffen Bern 1. Februar 2020 zu Hilfe für Albanien
Ambassador of the Republic of Kosova, Nazane Breca, Ambassador of the Republic of Albania, Ilir Gjoni, Sokrat Sinaj (right, Swiss Diaspora Council) and Lars Haefner (left, Swiss-Albanian Society)