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ICRC Corporate Support Group: Credit Suisse

20-02-2012 Overview

Credit Suisse is the first global bank to join the ICRC Corporate Support Group. Since 2008, the Credit Suisse Group and the ICRC have been exchanging know-how in the fields of risk, communications and human resources.  At the same time, the Group has been helping to fund ICRC assistance activities all over the world.

Highlights

  • Young ICRC delegate ahead of her first assignement.

    Interview by Mandana Razavi - Visiting other countries and experiencing different cultures is a dream Livia Hadorn shared with many other students. But while most them probably think of adventurous travels, humanitarian aid has always been uppermost in Livia’s mind. She is now set to embark on her first assignment as a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

  • Cidade de Deus, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In cooperation with the Brazilian Red Cross, the ICRC held community first-aid courses for residents of the Cidade de Deus favela in August 2009. Credit Suisse: achievements in 2010

    Since 2008, Credit Suisse Group has been supporting the ICRC's assistance programmes in the fields of economic security, health and water & habitat.

  • Seeing the big picture : partnership with Credit Suisse

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Credit Suisse signed a strategic partnership on March 31, 2008. During this event, "In Focus" invited Jakob Kellenberger, President of the ICRC, and Walter B. Kielholz, Chairman of the Board of Credit Suisse, to a discussion on the common challenges facing the two organizations and the importance of the agreement. Interview by Mandana Razavi.


Photos

Baghdad, Iraq. An ICRC technician inspects a water pumping station. 

Baghdad, Iraq. An ICRC technician inspects a water pumping station.
© ICRC

Al-Shaa'b cooled warehouse, Bokaatha, occupied Golan. A farmer from the occupied Golan at work in the warehouse. 

Al-Shaa'b cooled warehouse, Bokaatha, occupied Golan. A farmer from the occupied Golan at work in the warehouse, where his apples are stored before being transported to Syria proper. The warehouse can store 35,000 tonnes of apples.
© ICRC / Magda & Andrea / il-e-02319