06.06.2018

Fondation Hirondelle: New partner NGO

Fondation Hirondelle provides information to populations faced with crisis, empowering them in their daily lives and as citizens.

New partner NGO

We are delighted to welcome Fondation Hirondelle as Swiss Solidarity’s 26th partner. Fondation Hirondelle provides information to populations faced with crisis, empowering them in their daily lives and as citizens.

With this accreditation, the Swiss Solidarity (SwS) Foundation Council Committee recognises the importance of access to information for populations facing humanitarian crises.

This information plays a vital role in the effectiveness of humanitarian aid and in the daily lives of affected populations, especially in refugee camps.

“Having a media partner, especially one that places so much importance on radio, is reminiscent of the founding of Swiss Solidarity in 1946 by hosts from Radio Sottens.”
Tony Burgener, Swiss Solidarity Director

The link between donors and beneficiaries

Our partner NGOs are the direct link between our donors and victims of crisis. Our primarily role is to fund these partners’ worthwhile projects and ensure that they are implemented efficiently and effectively.

In the past, Swiss Solidarity has worked with Fondation Hirondelle occasionally without being official partners, namely in Central African Republic and currently in Bangladesh in a Rohingya refugee camp. These projects demonstrated Fondation Hirondelle’s effectiveness and conscientiousness.

The foundation is a Swiss non-profit organisation founded in 1995. It is currently active in eighteen countries on three continents. Through its work, several million people facing major crises have daily access to media that speak to them while giving them a voice.