Transforming aid, one Humanitarian Impact Bond at a time!

Transforming aid, one Humanitarian Impact Bond at a time!

Last January, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, ICRC’s President Peter Maurer launched the Humanitarian Impact Bond (HIB). Since then we have been hard at work on this great ...

A fab lab for humanity is born: the Global Humanitarian Lab

A fab lab for humanity is born: the Global Humanitarian Lab

To solve humanitarian challenges with digital fabrication on a global scale: this is what the Global Humanitarian Lab vows to do. The newborn humanitarian organization was launched this morning at ...

Health in Fragile Environments: Highlights and report from GPHI2

Health in Fragile Environments: Highlights and report from GPHI2

Six weeks have passed since the Global Partnership for Humanitarian Impact and Innovation event (GPHI2) took place at IMD, in Lausanne. We have since been hard at work translating the many ideas that ...

Healthsites.io: Mapping with the crowd and cooperating to save lives

Healthsites.io: Mapping with the crowd and cooperating to save lives

Do you know which is the closest hospital to you right now? Do you know the exact location? Do you know what services they provide? Having this information at hand ...

Noncommunicable diseases: how are ICRC and Novartis tackling this issue together?

Noncommunicable diseases: how are ICRC and Novartis tackling this issue together?

Noncommunicable diseases are sometimes referred to as “a public catastrophe in slow motion”, and tackling the causes and the consequences have therefore become a priority for ICRC. Along with Novartis ...

The Humanitarian Tech Hub: A revolution in humanitarian and academic collaboration?

The Humanitarian Tech Hub: A revolution in humanitarian and academic collaboration?

The Humanitarian Tech Hub, an ambitious research and development programme by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), was ...

What impact can partnerships have on Health outcomes in fragile environments?

What impact can partnerships have on Health outcomes in fragile environments?

The collaboration between different sectors on specific challenges has proven countless times to be source of inspiration, innovation and ground-breaking solutions. The goal of the Global Partnership for Humanitarian Impact ...

Can Digital Fabrication Revolutionise Humanitarian Action?

Can Digital Fabrication Revolutionise Humanitarian Action?

With the boom of digital fabrication it was only a matter of time before humanitarians explored its potential for their own sector. David Ott, senior innovation analyst at ICRC and ...