Many people in Switzerland and other countries live a life in adversity. The Swiss Red Cross and its various member organizations – the Samaritans, the Air-Rescue Association, the Life-Saving Association, and the Blood Transfusion Service – come to their aid. No other relief organization in Switzerland combines such a wide variety of strengths in the health, integration and rescue sectors as the SRC. With its permanent staff and its countless volunteers, it is firmly anchored in the community throughout the country. The SRC is independent, neutral of religion and politics, and is open to everyone.
This short animation brings to like the history and the fundamental principles of the Red Cross: