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Society taboo Young carers face many obstacles

Switzerland’s first ever figures show that almost 8% of children aged 10-15 are young carers – far more than previously thought.

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Gaétan Girardin, former young carer

Gaétan Girardin, on what support would be needed for young carers. Video courtesy: Careum/Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences 

Giulia, young carer

Giulia talks about her experiences looking after her mother. Video courtesy: Careum/Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences 

#WeAreSwissAbroad Maurine Mercier: ‘Journalism is a link between cultures’

Swiss journalist and former war reporter Maurine Mercier wants to give Muslims a voice.

20 years ago The murder of the commander of the Swiss Guard

On May 4, 1998, Alois Estermann was named commander of the Pope’s Swiss Guard. A few hours later, he was found dead in his flat in the Vatican City.