Supported Aid Organizations and Projects

The relief organization Hilfswerk GL Zürich collects money specifically for local projects in the poorest regions of the world – on the one hand to provide emergency aid, and on the other to improve the living conditions of those affected in the long term.

The following organizations and institutions were selected for longer-term support:

Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals, Cambodia

In 1992, the Swiss pediatrician Dr. Beat Richner (1947-2018) opened the first ‘Kantha Bopha’ pediatric clinic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which had been devastated by civil war.

Kiran Village, India

Kiran Village in the northern Indian metropolis of Varanasi is a center of excellence for children and youth with physical, learning, or multiple disabilities.

Médecins Sans Frontières – Niger

Niger is one of the least developed countries in the world. 42% of children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished.

Médecins Sans Frontières / Swiss Red Cross — Syria, Iraq, Lebanon

Since the beginning of the armed conflict in Syria in 2011, more than 6 million people have been displaced from their homes and need humanitarian aid.

Selam, Ethiopia

Selam Children’s Village offers orphaned children a home and education from kindergarten to high school, as well as apprenticeships in a range of professions.

Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti

Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in the heart of Haiti is much more than a hospital. It also supports the poor population with various development projects.

Rhein-Valley Hospital, Kenya

For the approximately 50,000 destitute people living in the mountainous region of Kasambara-Gilgil, the small hospital is the only possibility of receiving professional medical care and assistance.

Lotti Latrous, Ivory Coast

Founded by Lotti Latrous, the project treats and supports sick and dying people and their children in one of the poorest regions of the world.

Special Collections

In addition to the regular and long-term support of selected projects, Hilfswerk GL Zürich also conducts special collections in the event of current catastrophes.

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