Supporting people and communities in need
Technology can play a critical role in helping build stronger more resilient communities following times of crisis.
Expanding play-based programs for youthRight to Play delivers play-based programs to youth and uses data to further their mission to help children maintain lifelong healthy behavior and attitudes.
Working with veterans to provide reliefTechnology enables Team Rubicon to leverage the skills of even more military veterans helping to build community resilience after natural disasters.
Announcing AI for Humanitarian ActionAI for Humanitarian Action leverages AI to support disaster recovery, address the needs of children, protect displaced people, and promote human rights.
Our commitment and approach
Microsoft believes technology can play a critical role in helping the world’s most vulnerable people recover and rebuild their lives.
Empowering first responders
Empowering humanitarian organizations
Empowering displaced people
In the wake of some of the worst natural disasters, Microsoft stepped up to assist in recovery efforts to those affected.
Hurricane MariaFollowing the devastation of Hurricane Irma, Maria brought additional damage to the Caribbean. Microsoft provided over $5 million in resources, and the Airband Initiative team donated TV White Space kits to support connectivity restoration throughout Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Island.
Central Mexico earthquakeOver 200 people were killed when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City and central Mexico. Microsoft provided $700,000 in employee giving and financial support, delivered 2.3 million minutes of free Skype calls, and provided emergency-service teams to assist in the recovery efforts.
Hurricane HarveyIn response to incredible flooding in Texas and the Gulf Coast, Microsoft allocated over $2.4 million in resources and activated multiple missions to support local government agencies. In addition, Microsoft employee donation and corporate matching provided $1.4 million to disaster response organizations.
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