Swiss Red Cross

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The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) is a private organization that also carries out public tasks on a mandate from the Swiss government or the cantonal authorities. As a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which has its headquarters in Geneva, it is part of a worldwide network of 188 National Societies. The purpose of the SRC’s activities is to protect the lives, health and dignity of human beings.

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Thematic expertise

Water for people

  • Rural/ semi-urban water supply and sanitation
  • Human right to water and sanitation (include water quality, equity, accountability, etc.)
  • Water technologies (water supply and treatment)
  • Sanitation technologies
  • Hygiene promotion and behavior changes
  • Operation and maintenance, monitoring (soft aspects)

Water for nature

  • DRR (flood management/ drought)

Water and climate change

  • Mitigation

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Lorenz Indermühle - lorenz.indermuehle@redcross.ch

Projects

  • Health Project Tibet, China

    The SRC Health Project in China, Tibet Autonomous Region (since 1988) Water scarcity and lack of water quality contributes to the daily hardship of the Tibetan people. Until today most rural families collect water from streams which is unsafe for human consumption. During the long winters water sources are often unusable because of frost. Following […]
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  • Basic Health Care Project Laos

    The SRC Basic Health Care Project in Laos (since 1993) In Laos diarrhoeal diseases are ranked the third leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age, mainly due to poor access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. The SRC, present in country since the 1980ies, currently implements a WASH programme jointly […]
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  • Community Health Project Bangladesh

    Community Health Projects in Bangladesh (since 1990’s) Polluted surface water, dangerous hygiene practices and arsenic contamination of ground water are major threats to community health in Bangladesh. In addition, floods, droughts and hurricanes regularly affect the country, challenging the access to safe drinking water even more, especially of the poorest. The SRC currently works in […]
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