The donations collected during the evening will support to the Swiss Red Cross programs for the victims of forgotten disasters.
The misery is even more cruel during the bad season. The Swiss Red Cross is therefore committed to providing winter relief in several countries to those who are particularly exposed to the cold. For instance, the extremely high level of unemployment in winter hits the poorest families in Bosnia and Herzegovina particularly hard. Without income, many affected families can barely afford essential goods. This is also the case in Moldova, where temperatures sometimes drop below minus 15 degrees at the beginning. The SRC helps the most needy with soup kitchens.
Donations are used to finance the operation of mobile kitchens and the distribution of food, warm clothing and sleeping bags. In addition, the actions provide financial support to families and refugees in dire situations.