Child relief

Every child in the world has a right to education, security and dignity. Your donation helps to fulfil that right.

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Support for the world’s poorest children

Our founding fathers supported destitute children, and helping them is still something that is close to our heart today. The figures are alarming:

  • 275 million children are exposed to domestic violence
  • 258 million children and teenagers do not go to school
  • 152 million of the world’s children work
(sources: UNICEF, UNESCO)
Your donation makes a difference. Your solidarity gives needy children the help they require.

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Education, security and dignity

To help uphold the basic rights of children, over the past 30 years we have funded around 500 projects in over 50 countries.

Through your donations, our partner organisations have, for example, provided vulnerable children in India and Guatemala with better access to education in 2020, tackled child labour in Mali and Pakistan, and helped better protect children from violence in Bolivia and Cameroon.

When selecting child relief projects, we prioritise children from low-income backgrounds whose circumstances make them especially vulnerable and in need of support and protection.

A schoolgirl in a slum in India.

"Swiss Solidarity has a tradition of helping children. Since our inception, we have been committed to ensuring that disadvantaged children have access to education, safety and dignity. We are immensely proud of this work."
Aurore Geiser, Programme Manager, Swiss Solidarity

How your donation helps

Our partner NGOs support children from birth up to the age of 18 in the following areas:

  • Protecting children from abuse and exploitation
  • Fighting domestic violence against children
  • Ensuring that children can go to school in a safe and protective environment
  • Improving minority children’s access to education

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The Swiss Solidarity rose, a gift from renowned rose breeder Richard Huber to mark our 60th anniversary.

Swiss Solidarity rose for child relief

You can also support our children’s relief programmes by buying a Swiss Solidarity rose.

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