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Der Tourismus in Laos ist seit Ausbruch der Pandemie durch die noch immer aktiven Grenzschliessungen praktisch zum Erliegen gekommen. Das hat katastrophale Folgen für das Elephant Conservation Center, welches von Besuchern abhängig ist. Das ECC wendet sich deshalb mit einem dringenden Hilferuf an uns und Sie.

We are pleased to welcome two new members to the association basmati board.

On 10 December the world will celebrate International Human Rights Day, commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 72 years ago. Why this is especially important this year.

Our new flyer is - finally - here. Why this is important to us and what story is behind it.

Bringing the daily school life of one million young pupils in Laos into the digital age – this is the goal of the "IT for Laos" project run by the Swiss charity association basmati. Every year, thousands of computer monitors get replaced in this country, most of which end up in recycling or gather dust in the basement.

The corona virus is the dominant issue in Southeast Asia too, and practically all our organisations are affected in one way or another.

Loading of 26 pallets full of hardware for our project IT for Laos

Within twelve months, our IT for Laos project has become a huge success, surpassing all our expectations. But that's why we need your help.

Everyone has the right to clean drinking water. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to this effect on 28 July 2010, which also recognises safe access to sanitation as a human right.