There are 339 million people in need of humanitarian assistance protection this year, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).
A fast and effective response to reduce and ultimately bring an end to this suffering is critical – with innovations that can tackle emergency and humanitarian challenges going to be part of the answer. And on 29 June 16 ‘cutting-edge start-ups and social entrepreneurs’ developing such solutions will showcase their innovations as part of a livestreamed humanitarian pitch event.
The White Helmets, one of the startups, want to use drones to search for landmines – you can read about all 16 solutions in this WFP Innovation blog. The startups are part of the Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator Programme, from the WFP Innovation Accelerator, supported by the Government of Luxembourg and the Austrian Development Agency.
To watch the livestream on 29 June register now.