International Cooperation: Annual Programme Report 2021
The Programme Report 2021 provides insights into our operational and financial performance in International Cooperation implemented in close collaboration with our Red Cross Red Crescent Sister National Societies, our partners and our donors. Our reporting focuses on impact and results achieved. The Programme Report highlights selected achievements according to our programmatic domains and thematic priorities.
Our Programme Countries
The SRC extended support to 38 countries in 2021. The World Map depicts the thematic interventions in 23 programme countries, 6 project countries and two regional programmes. Further, ad hoc emergency interventions took place in Ruanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Tajikistan and Azerbijan.
Beneficiaries of Health
Additionally 22'119'279 people were reached with different COVID-19 interventions and 6’368’718 people received access to social health protection measures.
Beneficiaries of Disaster Risk Management
This figure covers people who were reached through direct project support. It excludes contributions to multilateral emergency appeals of the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent.
Sister National Societies
This figure covers the number of Sister National Societies to which we provided coordinated support, such as technical expertise and / or financial means, related to National Society Development
Despite continued world-wide COVID-19 restriction, the Swiss Red Cross was able to invest a total of CHF 44.92 million for the international programme activities in 2021. CHF 40.38 million were spent globally serving the most vulnerable populations through emergency relief/humanitarian aid and long-term development projects. The International Cooperation support expenses remained at 10%. With trends of declining revenue streams for our international work, we will continue our efforts of identifying resources serving the most vulnerable worldwide.
Expenditure according to our Programme Domains
International Cooperation Financial Overview
International Cooperation Programme Expenses
Disaster Risk Management
National Society Development
Emergency & Humanitarian Aid
SDC Mandated Projects
International Cooperation SRC HQ Costs
International Cooperation Income
SRC Fund Raising
Fundraising and Donation
Income from Sales and Service Deliveries
Major External Contributors
Red Cross/Red Crescent Partners/Relief Organisations
Humanitarian Foundation - SRC
SDC/Swiss Federal Authority
SDC International Cooperation Contribution
SDC Humanitarian Aid Contribution
SDC Project Contribution
SRC HQ International Cooperation Contribution
SRC HQ International Cooperation Contribution
International Cooperation Programme Expenses 2021
All of our work at the Department of International Cooperation is done in close cooperation with a great number of local and international partners essential for our programmatic success and reach to our beneficiaries.
All our programmatic work is implemented in close cooperation and / or through the staff and volunteers of our Sister National Societies (SisterNS) on location. In 2021, we collaborated with 33 SisterNS in the Americas, Africa, Asia, MENA and Europe. In many countries, we also engage with other local partners, such as ministries, federal and regional policy-makers, academia, and local non-government and/or community based organisations.
192 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies globally are organized under the umbrella of International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Federation coordinates multilateral response in case of natural disaster, provides regional support through its four regional offices, and synchronizes efforts of National Societies to develop concepts and knowledge sharing in order to advance the Movement’s response capacities and impact. The SRC engages actively with the Federation’s Secretariat in Geneva and with all four regional offices. We support financially, contribute on the content level and coordinate our efforts with Sister National Societies within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
The work of the Swiss Red Cross would not be possible without the generous support of individual, institutional and cooperate giving. As a volunteer organization, we are proud that more than 52’000 volunteers contribute with their workforce to the delivery of our domestic programmes, and that on location much of the programme implementation is done through volunteers of our SisterNS.
Financially, the International Programme of the SRC is supported by individual donations, funding provided by private companies and institutional funding allocated through governmental support. The SRC is grateful for the monetary contribution, the flexible use thereof and the great trust donors have in our capacity to reach the most vulnerable.