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Record revenue for sustainable prospects for young people

Media release - terre des hommes switzerland earned almost 10 million Swiss francs last year. This is the best financial result in the history of the Swiss development organization. The healthy finances allow terre des hommes switzerland to continue making a solid contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in favor of the prospects of young people. In the new annual report, terre des hommes schweiz shows how young people in Africa, Latin America and Switzerland are bringing about positive change.

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The Music Festival and More - 20 Years of Imagine for Diversity and Inclusion

Media release - After two years of forced break from Corona, the popular imagine festival is finally taking place again in Basel at the beginning of June, a supra-regional crowd puller with a national message. Grandiose musical acts and a sensitization program to the imagine slogan "For diversity. Against discrimination" await young and old on two days before Whitsun on Barfüsserplatz and the Klosterhof stage. imagine, the self-organized youth project of terre des hommes switzerland, is more than a festival. The unique autonomous creative laboratory directed by young people from the Basel region has been contributing to a more just and peaceful world for 20 years.

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"The emergency aid system makes you sick": asylum seekers after negative decision

Media release - Rejected asylum seekers in Switzerland usually end up in the emergency aid system. Here, the conditions are almost everywhere inhumane and harmful to health, criticize about 450 professionals from medicine, psychotherapy and psychology. In an open letter to the authorities and politicians, as well as to offices and enforcement organizations, they demand humane treatment of asylum seekers with negative decisions. Their request is supported by three Swiss non-profit organizations that work for the dignity and well-being of people with a refugee background and against racism and discrimination.

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Reto Mischler new Head of Communications and Fundraising

Media release - With Reto Mischler, Head of Communications and Fundraising at terre des hommes switzerland since September 1, 2021, a proven executive joins the Swiss development organization for young people. The fundraising expert and political scientist from Bern, born in 1969, has worked in well-known regional, national and international non-profit organizations. He was on assignment in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for several years.

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