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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.

Our Beneficiaries

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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.

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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.

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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

Our Finances

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

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International Cooperation Financial Overview

International Cooperation Programme Expenses 2021

Budget 2021

Expenses 2021

International Cooperation Programme Expenses

49'425'000

44'922'000

Health

21'622'000

18'899'000

Disaster Risk Management

7'585'000

6'216'000

National Society Development

4'821'000

1'338'000

Emergency & Humanitarian Aid

9'136'000

12'488'000

SDC Mandated Projects

1'668'000

1'439'000

International Cooperation SRC HQ Costs

4'593'000

4'542'000

International Cooperation Financial Overview

Budget 2021

Expenses 2021

International Cooperation Income

49'425'000

44'922'000

SRC Fund Raising

17'064'000

14'445'000

Fundraising and Donation

11'791'000

10'000'000

Income from Sales and Service Deliveries

1'099'000

1'066'000

Restricted/Unrestricted Funds

4'174'000

3'379'000

Major External Contributors

12'492'000

12'006'000

Swiss Solidarity

2'980'000

1'774'000

Red Cross/Red Crescent Partners/Relief Organisations

2'643'000

3'403'000

Humanitarian Foundation - SRC

6'869'000

6'829'000

SDC/Swiss Federal Authority

15'276'000

13'929'000

SDC International Cooperation Contribution

8'000'000

8'000'000

SDC Humanitarian Aid Contribution

2'500'000

2'500'000

SDC Mandate

1'668'000

1'439'000

SDC Project Contribution

3'108'000

1'990'000

SRC HQ International Cooperation Contribution

4'593'000

4'542'000

SRC HQ International Cooperation Contribution

4'593'000

4'542'000

International Cooperation Programme Expenses 2021

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Our Partners

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 52000 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.

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