“When I worked in a hospital in South-Sudan I met Steven”, Dick Klaassen tells. “Steven’s village was attacked and half the huts were burned. The attackers only burned the huts with people in them. Only the huts with people in them! Steven’s wife and daughters were burned…”
Steven’s story doesn’t stand alone. His story is representative for refugees worldwide.
What if we could solve any problem with any refugee? Dick decided to use technology and the internet to develop a device which could help refugees. An intelligent ‘box’ called ‘node’.
There are various possibilities to use the node. To offer vaccines on time, keep vaccines at the right temperature, sending messages to the right people, to send help to women in need using gps, to find lost children and measuring the taurine level in drinking water. Many people can be saved.
Of course, there are countless initiatives. And we’re trying to solve a global problem. Having an idea alone is not enough, it is just the beginning. We can only influence solutions on this scale when we work together. If we refuse to close our eyes.
What can companies and individuals do to improve living conditions for refugees?
What could you do? Don't underestimate the power of the crowd. Your power and skills. Everyone can help.
During Dick’s engaging talk his website went live. See what you can do and visit: www.forum.xeelas.nl