As an international child rights organisation, we have been working since 1919 to ensure that every single child survives, learns and is protected. We can only achieve this goal with partners. From small and medium-sized companies to large international institutions, corporate partners and foundations, we work together with a wide variety of partners.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is the agency for international cooperation within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development and cooperation with Eastern Europe and other federal offices, as well as for federal humanitarian aid.
At a development policy, technical and operational levels, the SDC relies on competencies and capacities as well as on the experience and networks of non-governmental organisations ("NGOs"). Depending on the context, it cooperates with local, international or Swiss non-governmental organisations. The competencies and performance record of Swiss NGOs form the basis for partnerships and cooperation.
As a Swiss NGO, Save the Children Switzerland has been working with the SDC since 2012: Save the Children implements SDC mandates, and the SDC supports Save the Children programmes in various countries through project contributions.
Swiss Solidarity is the humanitarian arm of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG) and an independent foundation.
Today it is the largest private donor of humanitarian aid. Together with SRG, Swiss Solidarity collects donations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts and then selects aid projects from Swiss non-governmental organisations to be supported. Save the Children was accredited by Swiss Solidarity as a partner organisation in 2016 and is now one of 26 accredited Swiss partner organisations.
Swiss Solidarity ensures that the collected donations are used for high-quality humanitarian and social projects of partners such as Save the Children, in order to meet the needs of populations affected by disasters and humanitarian crises. In addition, Swiss Solidarity also promotes the exchange of expertise and knowledge in the field of humanitarian aid.
Cantons, Municipalitites and Churches
Numerous Swiss cantons, cities, municipalities and parishes are among our long-standing partners in project work and humanitarian aid. Help us to support children in Switzerland and all over the world!
Your partner for emergency aid
Every year, millions of people are affected by natural or man-made disasters: Earthquakes, floods, landslides, conflicts and wars. Regardless of the nature of the emergency situation, children are always the hardest hit. Save the Children is there to help them.
Save the Children is a leading humanitarian aid organization. In 2017 alone, we provided emergency relief in 121 emergencies in 61 countries. Save the Children works in 120 countries around the world, so our teams are quickly on the ground in an emergency situation and know the local context. This is an important factor for an effective emergency response and enables us to save lives immediately.
In addition to life-saving emergency aid such as food, water and shelter, children in disaster situations need special protection. Whether with or without a family, they are particularly at risk in such emergency situations. For this purpose, Save the Children erects child-friendly spaces, for example, during emergency relief operations. These spaces offer children protection after natural disasters or during conflicts a place in a tend or container where they can receive psychosocial support and process what they have experienced.
Saving lives with an effective emergency response
Because we work in 120 countries around the world, our teams are quickly on the ground in an emergency situation and know the local context and can save lives immediately.
Your partner for development aid
Save the Children is one of the leading organisations for development aid. We operate in 120 countries and have been active internationally since 1919. Thanks to our decades of experience, we can draw on long-term studies and reports to ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of our projects.
In project implementation, for example, we work closely with local and national authorities to ensure that the implemented project activities and objectives continue after the project completion. We also involve the local population in both the development and implementation of the projects and ensure that the project activities are tailored to the needs of the communities. In this way, we achieve a long-term improvement in the living conditions of the most disadvantaged children.
The development and implementation of development projects, for example with institutional partners, is tied to a minimum level of financing.
Sustainable development aid
We work closely with local and national authorities to ensure that the implemented project activities and objectives continue after the project completion.
Service Clubs and Associations
Numerous service clubs and associations from all over Switzerland are among our long-standing supporters. Help us to support children in Switzerland and all over the world.
Whether it’s a fundraiser for an emergency response or financial support for our work with the world’s most disadvantaged children, every amount makes a difference.
We would be happy to support you with information material on Save the Children and our work, for example, and are also very happy to have a personal exchange with you.
Last year we organized an evening event with music from Enrique Iglesias and collected donations for Save the Children.