Corporate citizenship: Disaster and humanitarian response

23 August 2012 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector

​The number of natural disasters has increased four-fold over the last two decades. Last year, natural disasters displaced 42 million people and cost a record of $380 billion.

By 2015, on average, over 375 million per year are likely to be affected by climate-related disasters. Microsoft has and will continue to respond to these disasters around the globe, striving to help relieve the suffering and to support the recovery for local communities. 

The Microsoft Disaster and Humanitarian Response is a citizenship-based effort that supports critical relief activities by providing technology that accelerates coordination among responders and communication with the public.

Microsoft also provides the support and services needed to help restore our customers’ and partners’ operations, as well as assist in local community efforts to respond and recover.

Microsoft’s Disaster Response team is committed to:

  • Improving response capabilities
  • Targeting needs with technology
  • Connecting communities

Watch this Microsoft Disaster Response overview video to learn more about how Microsoft is serving communities in crisis.

For more information on how Microsoft prepares and responds to disasters, download the Microsoft Disaster Response brochure.

Jennifer Steele
Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector

About the Author

Jennifer Steele | Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector

Jennifer’s focus is on public safety and national security. She joined the Microsoft worldwide team from Avanade, the world’s largest Microsoft consultancy, where she led field marketing for the Americas geography.