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Accident statistics Distracted drivers named top cause of accidents

Most road traffic accidents in Switzerland last year were caused by distracted drivers who were texting or phoning at the wheel.

Snow and heat Mountain deaths in Swiss Alps nearly double

The number of deadly mountain incidents nearly doubled to 136 in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period last year.

This content was published on November 5, 2018 4:27 PM

Inside Geneva Disaster relief: what really works?

In Indonesia, the overriding theme seems to be the same as in the past: 'where is the aid and why is it taking so long to arrive?'

Sulawesi earthquake Swiss deliver humanitarian aid to Indonesia

Thirteen experts from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit have started work on the earthquake-hit Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

This content was published on October 8, 2018 4:42 PM

Natural disaster How does Switzerland respond to a disaster abroad?

Switzerland has sent relief aid to Sulawesi following the tsunami. We look at how Switzerland responds to calls for aid in such circumstances.

Floods of 1868 The natural catastrophe that changed Switzerland

Exactly 150 years ago, Switzerland’s lakes and rivers broke their banks, flooding many parts of the country.

Irish tragedy Swiss caravan tourist blown to her death by Storm Ali

A Swiss woman was one of two people killed by storms that wreaked havoc across Ireland on Wednesday. The tourist was in her caravan when it was ...

This content was published on September 19, 2018 10:00 PM

Melting ice Parts of US plane wreck pulled from glacier 70 years on

Parts of a wrecked US military plane have been recovered from melting glacier ice 70 years after it made an emergency landing in the Alps. 

Natural hazards An Alpine village on the frontline of climate change

Guttannen is a small and rustic village up in the Swiss Alps that exudes serenity. But this tranquil idyll is threatened by an unstable mountain.

Twenty years ago The Swissair flight 111 crash: causes and consequences

Twenty years on, swissinfo.ch looks back at the worst accident in Swiss civil aviation history and the consequences for airline safety and Swissair. 

Natural disasters Floods: images of the past help prepare for the future

A University of Bern research project aims to reinforce collective memory of floods by inviting citizens to submit their images.