Innovation Stories

The Red Cross and Red Crescent has a unique history of innovation. We showcase the stories of National Societies that work on global issues and are continually exploring new solutions, technologies, and partners that help them prepare better for current and future challenges.

Join the Future Red Cross Red Crescent

The world is changing rapidly. The way we live is also changing: how we interact, how we learn, how we feel. Every ten years, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Network has a chance to stop, reflect and look forward. This is a time for us to prepare ourselves...

From Waste to Work

Hurricane Irma knocked down the Caribbean in 2017. St. Maarten got the full blast damaging 91% of their buildings and leaving thousands of communities uninhabitable. In the first months, humanitarian response focused on emergency aid and securing food, water,...

Multimedia Stories

We invited external experts in relevant topics to discuss trends and emerging issues that are affecting the humanitarian sector. Scroll down and read our latest visualizations.

TRENDS AND EMERGING ISSUES

Growing Middle Class and Increasing Inequality

TRENDS AND EMERGING ISSUES

Rise of Populism

TRENDS AND EMERGING ISSUES

Localisation and the resurgence of sovereignty

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From Waste to Work

Hurricane Irma knocked down the Caribbean in 2017. St. Maarten got the full blast damaging 91% of their buildings and leaving thousands of communities uninhabitable. In the first months, humanitarian response focused on emergency aid and securing food, water,...

Our Story is their Story

In the past, traditional approaches to engaging communities in monitoring humanitarian programmes consisted of mainly asking for data from the communities. Today, a greater emphasis has been placed on engaging communities throughout the monitoring and/or evaluation...

The Taste of Change

The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre strives to use creative and unusual learning tools for impact. In the last couple years, they have explored a “tasty” way to raise awareness on climate issues, especially regarding food security. The Taste of Change experience...

Design for Change

An initiative by Spanish Red Cross The social innovation team at Spanish Red Cross partnered with Design for Change, an international movement that provides youth with tools to put their ideas into practice, starting in their own environments. A nationwide group of...

Recoding the Norwegian Red Cross

Imagine, for a moment, you’re sick. A disease is spreading around you, and the information that could stop it escalating is inaccessible. Despite every advance in medicine and an increasingly connected world, this is a nightmare that all...

OpenStreetMap: Responding to the Gorkha Earthquake

Living, Breathing Maps q&a with Dale Kunce Tell us about OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap is a free and accessible map of the world. Think about it as “Wikipedia for maps.” You can edit, I can edit it and it basically reflects the world around us. It's awesome because if...

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