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Cooperation instead of confrontation.

 

Green Cross Switzerland facilitates overcoming consequential damages caused by industrial and military disasters and the clean-up of contaminated sites from the period of the Cold War. Central issues are the improvement of the living quality of people affected by chemical, radioactive and other types of contamination, as well as the promotion of a sustainable development in the spirit of cooperation instead of confrontation. This includes the involvement of all stakeholder groups affected by a problem.

Help us support disabled children in Vietnam

Born with a severely deformed left foot, three-year old Tran Hai Yen needs our help to have a chance in life. While serving in the military between 1968 and 1974, her grandfather was exposed to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange. During the Vietnam War it was used in large quantities by the Americans for defoliation and caused long-term genetic damage to an entire generation, still claiming thousands of victims to this day. Donations from Switzerland make it possible to provide about 500 children and adolescents with the prostheses and orthoses they need.

Environmental Toxin Report 2014

Every year, around nine million people worldwide − most of them children − are dying as the result of environmental toxins. The 2014 Environmental Toxin Report lists the ten leading countries in the clean-up of sites contaminated by lead, mercury, chromium, obsolete pesticides or radionuclides. There are hundreds of thousands of villages in Asia, Africa and Latin America where unsuspecting people are exposed to concentrations of harmful substances that are potentially damaging to health or even fatal.

EU Youth in Action Programme

Forty-nine young adults from seven countries are involved in the musical programme“2050: The Future We Want” on the occasion of the 20-year Green Cross International anniversary. In the framework of the EU Youth in Action programme, these will be participating in workshops in Vallorbe from 19 August until 5 September 2013. Core objective of the EU Youth in Action exchange programme is to promote the active engagement of young people in society in support of sustainable development and a healthy environment. Through informal learning the topics of environmental disasters, contamination and health will be dealt with through role acting and song in these workshops.

Donor account Green Cross Switzerland: PC 80-576-7 IBAN CH02 0900 0000 8000 0576 7