Cisco Impact Area | Critical Human Needs and Disaster Relief

Cisco Impact Area | Critical Human Needs and Disaster Relief

Mobilizing critical resources

Humanitarian crises persist. Many people lack access to basic human needs: food, adequate shelter, and­ clean water. We empower nonprofits and social change agents worldwide to relieve these problems.

We support scalable technology solutions that help disaster-relief teams move faster and provide vital services to more people when disasters strike.

Click here to learn how Cisco helps during disasters and humanitrian crises.

Content from this campaign

Global Citizen: Powering the Movement to End Poverty
The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report. To find out more or read the full report, click here. As a technology company, we have a powerful opportunity to create an inclusive future by sharing our skills and capabilities with others. Through a new partnership with international...
Feb 24, 2020 3:25 PM ET
Data Science to Improve Foresight and Decision Making in the Humanitarian Sector
This post was written by guest blogger Alexa Schmidt, Senior Technology for Impact Program Manager, Mercy Corps. The organization I work for—Mercy Corps—strives to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression through economic development and emergency relief programs around the world. This work has always been challenging. We’ve seen firsthand the fragmentation of armed...
Jul 15, 2019 5:45 PM ET
World Refugee Day: Taking Steps for the Globally Displaced
What if San Francisco was suddenly empty? Or New York City? Or both? Imagine over 9 million people fleeing their homes, families and friends, schools, and jobs—leaving two of the United States’ most populous cities nearly empty. Our world would look different—we would notice and want to know what’s going on. We would want to help. The reality is that all around the world, people are...
Jun 21, 2019 2:15 PM ET
Ending Homelessness in Silicon Valley
“With this commitment to Destination: Home, I believe we are deepening our connection even further to the community we call home. Though homelessness seems intractable, I believe that it is a solvable issue. I also feel very strongly that we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to do something about it.” - Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco
May 29, 2019 1:40 PM ET
#CiscoChat Live: Making an Impact on Homelessness
The homelessness challenge may seem enormous, but it is solvable. The first step is to choose to see it. Homelessness is an outcome of severe and growing economic inequality, with factors such as slow wage growth, downsizing of some industries, or skyrocketing rents—anyone can be at risk of becoming homeless. On any given night, 552,830 people in the United States experience...
May 23, 2019 1:05 PM ET