The world today faces more humanitarian crises and people forced to flee their homes than at any time since WWII. Armed conflict, most recently including Russia’s devastating war against Ukraine, is a key driver, along with natural or man-made disasters. Conditions for forcibly displaced people and others affected by crisis are further exacerbated by other crises including climate change, the COVID pandemic and other outbreaks.
Our humanitarian action division works with global partners to research and implement initiatives to improve humanitarian responses. We aim to save lives, improve living conditions, protect human rights, restore dignity and help people back to normal lives. We bring solutions through science and technology projects specifically designed for humanitarian contexts, as well as expert guidance and education initiatives.
A first success stories the humanitarian action division is the Agilis prosthetic limbs, today being used by the ICRC and marketed through an ICRC- created social initiative, Rehab’Impulse. SmartPPE Ebola-safe PPE is currently in field testing with MSF and will be brought to market by SFTech.