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

A “Thank You” to Our Nonprofit Partners Helping Superstorm Sandy Victims
By Alexis Raymond At Cisco, we focus our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work on specific areas, one of which is critical human needs. Or, more simply, food, water, shelter, and disaster relief. A lot of the partners we work with in this area, such as food banks and...
Nov 12, 2012 11:00 AM ET
What a Pink-and-White Camera Taught Us About Hunger
Today is World Food Day, a time to shine a spotlight on the global movement to end hunger. For years, Cisco has been part of this movement. Through cash and in-kind contributions and employee volunteerism we support organizations working to end hunger — from agencies in our backyard like Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo...
Oct 17, 2012 1:00 PM ET
Keeping Angela’s Refrigerator Full: Investing Talent, Technology and Cash to Help the Hungry
By Randy Pond At the recent grand opening of a new San Jose facility for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties – amid speeches from corporate executives; philanthropists, and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, someone else stole the show. That was eight-year...
Oct 16, 2012 2:30 PM ET
Using Human and Technology Networks to Tackle Homelessness
This post was written by Molly Tschang, customer solutions director with Cisco’s New York City public sector team Ten to fifteen percent of America’s homeless population is chronically homeless. Yet they utilize more than 50 percent of public resources available to help the homeless. Housing people permanently reconnects them to society and amounts to annual savings of US$30,000 to US$...
Jul 17, 2012 7:45 PM ET
High-Speed Network Helps Residents of World’s Largest Refugee Camp
By Alexis Raymond In eastern Kenya, on a harsh landscape of sand, wind, sun, and little else, 500,000 people who have fled famine, drought, and military conflict in Somalia over the last 20 years struggle to survive in the world’s largest refugee camp. Last summer, the worst famine in 60 years forced more than 1000 people each day to seek refuge in Dadaab, a camp originally...
Jun 21, 2012 3:40 PM ET