The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency that is responsible for the overall coordination of Switzerland’s overseas relief and development activities. Programmes for India are concentrated on the semi-arid regions of the Deccan plateau, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. SDC’s primary aim is to support development efforts within Indian society and to fight discrimination through support of human rights organisations. SDC cooperates with governments and organisations. Humanitarian aid is given mainly when major natural disasters call for a rapid and efficient emergency response.