To build a peaceful future   Unfortunately, COOPI has seen many wars.   From Somalia to the massacres in Rwanda, the never ending war in Congo, in the Balkans, to the Middle East: COOPI operators have been subject to incredible situations side by side of the most exposed populations. Therefore, we […]

    Would you like to get to know the children who struggle to study in the most difficult conditions, which we call, our warriors? Our warriors are children who have escaped wars. They are strong, courageous, resistant and challenge dangers in order to be part of everyday activities.   […]

COOPI’s new campaign: help a warrior!

  Salim * is a Nigerian boy who was 16 years old at the time of his arrest. When he was only 4 years old his father died and together with his mother they fled from Nigeria to save themselves from Boko Haram’s attacks. He hoped to find serenity inside the […]

Children in war, children in prison

  A report on mental health services in emergency settings published by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that humanitarian emergencies double the chances that people will be affected by mental disorders. Thanks to external financial support, COOPI has been able to launch a new project for the prevention and […]

Boko Haram and the mental health issues of the displaced

  Another event, another opportunity to spread the work of the international cooperation of COOPI Suisse. This time we are talking about an event organized by USI – Università della Svizzera Italiana – which intends to create an occasion where undergraduate and postgraduate students have the possibility to participate at […]

USI Long Night of Careers 2017

  What is a human right? And what does it mean to have ones human rights denied? These warm-up questions were posed to the studentsduring the seventh edition of the World Peace Forum, organized by the Associazione Culture Ticino Network at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, on 13.11.2017.   […]

7th World Peace Forum @ Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano

Photo: COOPI Archive   Mboneza’s parents arrive in Kishusha (Democratic Republic of Congo), escaping from the anti-hutu violence of Raia Mutomboki. Mboneza arrives with them at Buporo – a camp for displaced people – after having spent most of her 20 years escaping. It’s ironic, because she can’t even stand on […]

The hunger that is inherited