Crisis Action

Crisis Action

Synopsis Crisis Action works behind the scenes to protect civilians from conflicts and launch emergency responses. It unites broad coalitions of disparate organizations — humanitarian groups, refugee organizations, faith leaders, and many others — to speak with one...
Basic Needs

Basic Needs

Synopsis One in four people is affected by mental illness. In the developing world, treatment is often rudimentary; the World Health Organization reports that up to 90 percent of patients have no access to care. This is where Basic Needs comes in. Pioneering a...
Skoll Foundation Awards 2013: Health Care

Skoll Foundation Awards 2013: Health Care

Synopsis Currently an estimated 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to adequate health care. Many of them live in rural areas that are far from medical facilities. However, solutions that focus on access often fail to address key issues such as quality of care or...
Skoll Foundation Awards 2013: Education

Skoll Foundation Awards 2013: Education

Synopsis Education is so vital to improving people’s lives that it has been declared by the United Nations to be a basic human right. But in many of the world’s low-income countries, education systems are failing to meet their goals; even in much of the developed...
Skoll Foundation Awards 2013:  Peace & Human Security

Skoll Foundation Awards 2013: Peace & Human Security

Synopsis Today, one in four people faces the daily threat of criminal and political violence; armed conflict affects more than 50 countries. The consequences not only involve physical suffering, but also sabotage economic and educational development, which in turn...