SWISSAID would like to express its solidarity with the civilians of Ukraine. The war that broke out only a few days ago is a deep consternation for the Foundation, as it runs counter to our values of peace, development and self-determination.
Although SWISSAID is not active in Ukraine, it was built on the ruins of Europe after the Second World War. Its vocation of development and aid to the destitute was born out of the misery left by guns and death. Once the continent was stabilized, we then expanded to other countries, where we have been present for decades now with the aim of encouraging development and self-determination. We are therefore saddened by the return of instability to the European continent and the consequences this has for all the people involved.
National day of solidarity on 9 March
If you want to support Ukraine, Swiss Solidarity is organizing, in collaboration with the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR), a day of solidarity this Wednesday, March 9. This way you can support people in Ukraine who have been waiting for days in air raid shelters or have had to flee the country with only the bare necessities.
Swiss Solidarity will appeal for donations on traditional TV and radio channels as well as on digital channels from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. with the support of regional radio stations and other media. Numerous well-known personalities and volunteers will be taking pledges by phone at telephone exchanges in Geneva, Zurich and Lugano.