Our Programme Domains

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The International Cooperation Department of the SRC supports its Sister National Societies and local partners in three programme domains: Health, Disaster Risk Management and National Society Development.


The Swiss Red Cross’s role is to support Sister National Societies in providing additional capacity to their respective governments to enhance the population’s overall health status. The SRC's health policy for international cooperation outlines that increasing people’s access to health, improving the quality of care and assisting people to practice healthy behaviour are the main aims of the SRC and its partner engagement in seven health themes.

The following examples illustrate the impacts of various health interventions in the seven thematic priorities.  

Total Number of Beneficiaries in Health

0reached through health interventions

As described below in the seven thematic priorities, individuals were reached through various health interventions.

0reached with COVID-19 interventions

As many people were reached through COVID-19 interventions, with Red Cross and Red Crescent partners providing continued support for COVID-19 activities, primarily in vaccination.

0supported with social health protection

As many people were supported in accessing social health protection, enabling them to avail of such benefits.

Our Impact in the seven Health Priorities

Spotlight Ageing and Health

The spotlight showcase our support in countries where we intervene, highlighting the results of home-based care and active ageing interventions during 2022.

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Disaster Risk Management

The Swiss Red Cross supports Sister National Societies and local partners in their efforts to save peoples’ lives, assure their means of survival and protect their livelihoods, reduce exposure and vulnerability of people and communities to hazards and increase their disaster preparedness. The SRC and its partners engage in four thematic priorities in disaster risk management, outlined in the SRC’s Disaster Risk Management Policy for International Cooperation. Examples of the impact of disaster risk management interventions in the four thematic priorities are described below. 

Total number of Beneficiaries in Disaster Risk Management

0Disaster Risk Reduction

Number of people reached with activities in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

0Disaster Response

Number of people reached with disaster and crisis response interventions through direct project support (does not include contributions to multilateral emergency appeals of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement)

0Cash support

Amount in CHF provided through Cash and Voucher Assistance to disaster and crisis-affected people

Our Impact in the four Disaster Risk Management Priorities

Spotlight Shelter and Housing

The spotlight emphasizes local capacity development and demonstrates that a holistic approach best serves people affected by disasters, conflicts, and crises.

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National Society Development

The SRC currently engages in five thematic priorities in National Society Development. The goal is to support Sister National Societies in their effort to achieve and maintain an accountable and sustainable organisation that delivers relevant services through members, volunteers and staff to address needs, reduce vulnerabilities and build resilience in a changing environment.   

Examples of the impact of our support to Sister National Societies in the five thematic priorities are described below. 

Total Number of Beneficiaries in National Society Development

0Sister National Societies

As many Sister National Societies – including their members, volunteers and staff - were supported in their NSD efforts.

0running projects

As many projects with focus on one or more thematic priorities in NSD were running.

Our Impact in the five National Society Development Priorities

Spotlight Resource Mobilisation

The spotlight offers insights into the efforts to enhance the financial sustainability of National Societies through systematic and professional private source fundraising.

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