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:

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

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.

Many children missed nearly two years of schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and South Asia. The 20 projects carried out focused primarily on ensuring access to education and encouraging children to return to school.


A schoolgirl in a slum in India.

Our Projects


Swiss partner NGOs funded

Enfants du Monde, Fondation Hirondelle, Fondation Terre des Hommes, Helvetas, IAMANEH Switzerland, Médecins du Monde Suisse, Save the Children Switzerland, SolidarMed, Solidar Suisse, SWISSAID, Terre des Hommes Suisse and Vivamos Mejor

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.

"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:

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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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If you have any questions or would like to know more about our Foundation, please contact us. We will be happy to answer you.