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Switzerland
Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section E. International assistance to displaced persons
In 2009, in response to a motion before the Council of States by the Commission on Foreign Policy, Switzerland’s Federal Council stated:
The humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka is of the highest concern to the Federal Council. …
Humanitarian aid
The Federal Council considers that what is most urgent is to ensure respect for international humanitarian law by all parties to the conflict, the protection of the civilian population and the rapid access of humanitarian organizations, without restriction. For this reason, Switzerland is actively engaged on the ground in delivering essential goods to displaced persons in Vanni, in ensuring their security and in promoting the access, without restriction, of international aid organizations.
The humanitarian assistance provided by Switzerland to Sri Lanka reached 5.1 million Swiss francs in 2008. For the year 2009, a budget of 4.8 million Swiss francs is foreseen and additional resources were made available to finance the delivery of medicine as well as assistance to internally displaced persons that have already been evacuated. 
Switzerland, Council of States, Response by the Federal Council to Motion No. 09.3358, 13 May 2009, pp. 1–2.
In 2009, in response to a question by a member of the National Council, Switzerland’s Federal Council stated:
… The Federal Council expressly deplores that this decades-old conflict has … deprived tens of thousands of internally displaced [persons] of their means of subsistence.
Humanitarian aid
The Federal Council considers that what is most urgent is to ensure the protection of the civilian population, in particular of evacuated victims of war and internally displaced [persons]. This is why Switzerland is actively engaged on the ground in ensuring that international aid organizations have access, without restriction, to these persons, that these persons have adequate support through the supply of food, medication and emergency shelter, and that they can return as quickly as possible to their region of origin, in safety and dignity. 
Switzerland, National Council, Response by the Federal Council to Question No. 09.1059, 19 August 2009, pp. 1–2.
In 2009, in its Report on Foreign Policy, Switzerland’s Federal Council stated:
Due to its long presence in the region, Switzerland was able to react promptly and in an adapted manner to the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia concerning South Ossetia; it adjusted and intensified certain aspects of its engagement in the region ( … programmes to assist persons displaced by the conflict …). …
… In Colombia, the humanitarian assistance of the [Swiss] Confederation is for victims of violations of human rights linked to the long internal conflict and to persons displaced within the country.
Persons displaced because of armed conflicts … will continue to be the object of Switzerland’s specific attention whether on the legal, political or operational level. This consists of, through a constant exchange with and with the support of our main partners, promoting respect for the law and seeking durable solutions for the millions of persons forced into displacement. 
Switzerland, Federal Council, Report on Foreign Policy 2009, 2 September 2009, Sections 3.2.2.2.5, 3.2.3.2 and 3.3.7.2, pp. 5730, 5747 and 5808.
In 2010, in its Report on Foreign Policy, Switzerland’s Federal Council stated:
Despite the efforts of the international community, the number of persons having to leave their countries due to war, violence or natural catastrophes is increasing. …
Far from their homes, these persons more than ever need protection that many States are not able to ensure. One of the main missions of the international community consists of assisting these States to protect the groups of vulnerable persons, in conformity with their international commitments. This consists of, in particular, … providing the necessary assistance to victims, first of all among them to women and children. 
Switzerland, Federal Council, Report on Foreign Policy 2010, 10 December 2010, Section 4.2.1, p. 1084.