Set up in 1946, Swiss Solidarity is the humanitarian foundation of SRG SSR (Swiss Radio & TV) that raises funds for relief projects. Swiss Solidarity raises funds after tragic events occur in Switzerland or abroad. In the event of major disasters, the foundation appeals for donations via national TV and radio stations as well as the private media.
Swiss Solidarity assists people in emergency situations in Switzerland and abroad, regardless of cause and without any discrimination. Relief projects are carried out by experienced Swiss organizations associated to the foundation.
25 partner relief organizations with specific areas of expertise in emergency aid, rehabilitation and rebuilding enable Swiss Solidarity to assist affected people all over the world.
In the last 30 years, 25 % of donated funds have gone to people needing assistance in Switzerland (natural disasters, child relief, social aid), 69 % to disaster relief outside Switzerland and 6 % to child relief outside Switzerland.
The work by volunteers and long-term partnerships with the SRG and Swisscom have made a great contribution to the solidarity movement around Swiss Solidarity. This support is especially important because donation appeals are only made through the media.