About Us

Humanity First Switzerland, incorporated in 2014, is a charitable trust established to promote and safeguard the preservation of human life and dignity. It is a non-political, non-sectarian international relief and development agency that works with the world's poorest and most vulnerable people, in this instance, focusing on the plight of the refugees impacted by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Initially conceived in 1991, Humanity First was conceptualised to be the answer to the existing and imminent humanitarian crises within various parts of the world. Amid the backdrop of the relief operations in the Balkans in 1994, Humanity First was registered in the UK and was formally recognised as a humanitarian relief organisation.

In the years following its registration, on numerous occasions the world witnessed the power that Mother Nature can unleash, and to these disasters Humanity First was on hand to respond and provide aid to those affected. From its initial conceptualisation in 1991, and with the success of its relief operations evident for all to see, Humanity First has been registered in more than 40 countries.

The expansion of the organisation educated Humanity First to change its primary focus from disaster relief to implementing initiatives that will help sustain communities in the longer term through arming individuals and communities with the health and skills to allow them to become self-sufficient. It is through Humanity First's ever growing global volunteer skills pool and its base of donors that has allowed the organization to respond to a wider range of projects around the globe fast and efficiently.