The OeSA is supported by the regional churches of Northwestern Switzerland, the Protestant-Methodist Church BS as well as individual church communities and parishes and is supported by private members and donations.
The task of the OeSA is to welcome newly arriving asylum seekers.
All people, regardless of their origin or religion, can take advantage of the help of the OeSA. The basic idea of the OeSA is based on the fundamental human right to equal treatment.
The OeSA offers a pastoral care service in the Federal Asylum Center (BAZ) Basel.
The permanent staff consists of 145% full-time employees. About 50 volunteers from different countries support the daily work in all the services mentioned below. In this way, a wide variety of people can be reached.