A woman from the Emergency Response unit walks towards a tent with a medical team and a patient.

Help for people in need

Earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding or drought: as a result of climate change, natural disasters are becoming increasingly common. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people have their lives destroyed. The world's poorest populations are those most harshly affected, and may lose everything. The Swiss Red Cross disaster relief service provides help to whoever needs it, all over the world.


Help where it’s needed most

Help people in need all across the world and in Switzerland, too. Support the SRC’s disaster relief and disaster prevention work.

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Ready for action thanks to your donation

The SRC disaster relief service helps those affected by disasters. Thanks to your donation, our disaster relief teams are ready for action. We provide emergency aid whenever and wherever people need us. Put simply, the Red Cross gets essential supplies to those who need it, and does so quickly. These typically include relief supplies, drinking water and temporary accommodation.

Your donation saves lives

We help reduce the impact of disasters by helping people prepare for them. This protects the poorest and saves lives – basically we provide support before anything happens. We use your donation to provide assistance in countries affected by poverty. So your donation helps people survive natural disasters. It also supports other projects that help people in need.

Fast and efficient disaster response

This is where your donation helps


million people

Every year, 200 million people are under threat from natural disasters.


Swiss francs

That’s the cost of an SRC emergency kit. It contains essential supplies for use in a crisis.



The Red Cross is running disaster prevention projects in 17 countries.

Natural disasters provoked by climate change

Torrential rainfall floods whole regions. People suffer due to extreme droughts. Harvests fail and food supplies run out more and more often. People lose their homes due to hurricanes. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent. Earthquakes also cause massive destruction and immense suffering. All over the world, it’s very often the poorest communities who are hit by natural disasters.

Your support makes a difference

Disasters can happen at any time, anywhere. Teams from the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are constantly in action. By donating, you are making an important contribution to the disaster relief service. This means that those affected by disasters in Switzerland and abroad can be given fast, targeted support.
Thanks to you, we can reach them as quickly as possible. We distribute vital supplies of food and drinking water, organize shelter and protection and provide emergency medical assistance.

We would like to thank you most sincerely for your support. Your donation helps provide vital assistance to survivors of natural disasters and supports other projects to help people in need.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

Simon Bienz and his Donor Service team will be delighted to help.

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