How are digital transformation and new technologies impacting humanitarian action?

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has funded an Humanitarian Action Programme at CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) at the University of Cambridge.

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About the Humanitarian Action Programme

Led by Professor Gina Neff, the Humanitarian Action Programme will be a home for new research that will:

• Study how digital transformation and new technologies are impacting or are likely to impact future humanitarian action, as well as communities affected by humanitarian emergencies

• Examine the impact of new technologies and digital transformation on the capacity of humanitarian organisations to continue serving affected communities in a neutral, impartial, independent and exclusively humanitarian manner


Situated within CRASSH (University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), we are bringing together the brightest minds in academic research to make much-needed change to our relationship with digital technologies.

Meet our team.

Meet the team