A Nation at the Forefront of Humanitarian Efforts

Israel's Carbyne partnered with Google to improve emergency call service throughout Mexico

Following a successful pilot program, the Israeli public-safety communications pioneer Carbyne has partnered with Google to provide advanced location information to emergency service centers throughout Mexico. The life-saving automated platform requires no human interaction and improves response time by more accurately pinpointing the location of callers from mobile devices, ISRAEL21c reported on July 28, 2019.

Israel-based Watergen provides solution to Flint, Michigan's water crisis 
Israeli company Watergen launched a partnership with the community of Flint, Michigan, providing a large scale solution for drinking water by placing a 350 unit in Greater Flint Holy Temple, The Jerusalem Post reported on July 18, 2019. As opposed to bringing in plastics that are associated with hauling in water bottles, Watergen’s technology uses a dehumidification apparatus to create water out of thin air. The technology, originally designed to provide water to soldiers in arid conditions, has already been implemented in over 25 countries, including Vietnam, Mexico and Sierra Leone. 

Israel and Arab neighbors join together to protect the Red Sea 

Researchers from Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and Djibouti have joined the Red Sea Transnational Research Center, initiated by Israeli marine biologist Maoz Fine, ISRAEL21c reported on June 17, 2019. The countries united under this center, led and organized by the Swiss Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, will work together to study, monitor and protect the Red Sea’s coral-reef ecosystem. Collective scientists from fields such as oceanography, biology, ecology and civil and environmental engineering  will make use of existing research platforms in Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia as well as newly created monitoring stations to provide policymakers in the Middle East with scientific analyses for decision-making regarding societal developments and environmental protection strategies.

Israeli water-from-air company brings freshwater to Uzbekistan orphanage

Watergen, the Israeli company that developed technology making it possible to turn air into water, is now a source of fresh water to over 120 children at an orphanage in the ‘double-landlocked’ city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan. Test piloting for GEN-350 will run for two months to demonstrate the generator’s abilities in Bukhara’s arid environment, as reported by The Jerusalem Post on May 20, 2019. 

130-strong Israeli rescue team reached Brazil in wake of dam collapse

In a first-ever aid delegation to Brazil on January 28, 2019, the Israel Defense Forces sent search-and-rescue teams, including 130 soldiers, officers and 70 reservists, from the Home Front Command to join engineers, doctors and firefighters in support of the effort to save lives following a catastrophic dam collapsed in the southeastern city of Brumadinho.