Humanitarian aid in partnership with the public authorities

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Powerful partnerships help us provide humanitarian aid and development cooperation. Cantonal and municipal authorities all over Switzerland support our projects.

A powerful sustainable development partner

Our projects are based on the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals (Agenda 2030). We bear the ZEWO quality seal, so you can rest assured that your donations will be used economically and effectively for their intended purpose. We report transparently on our activities. We publish detailed annual accounts in accordance with the Swiss GAAP FER accounting standards.

Development cooperation

The Swiss Red Cross works in about 30 countries. Together with our partners, we improve healthcare services and disaster preparedness.
We provide access to primary healthcare, as well as clean water and sanitary facilities. We help set up and professionalize blood transfusion and eye care services.
We support active ageing programmes and services for the elderly. We also help displaced persons.

Natural disasters are a greater threat to the world’s poorer populations. In highly vulnerable regions, we support disaster risk reduction efforts. We help them prepare for inevitable disasters and take measures to prevent them in the longer term.

Emergency and disaster relief

Every year, flooding, earthquakes, violent conflicts and famine rob hundreds of thousands of people of their livelihoods.
We provide humanitarian aid all over the world as a member of the Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement.
In most conflict zones, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is already on the ground.
When natural disasters strike, the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) coordinates aid with the national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and their volunteers.

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