Since our founding in 2019, Drones Without Borders (Drones Sans Frontières) have been determined to make an impact to help. We know that understanding the scale of a disaster in the immediate aftermath is an immense challenge to responders. The core of our efforts is therefore to bring fresh ideas and passion to the use of unmanned systems (drones) in responding to disasters and crises. Through all of our endeavours we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs, and to do our utmost to help wherever we can in an impartial and independent manner.
Drones Without Borders is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organisation, structured as a small charity by definition of the Charity Commission, and protected as an international non-governmental organisation by European Convention. On the ground, we are unarmed civil defence/civil protection, and are protected by international humanitarian law.
All of our activities are in full compliance with the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations in Disaster Relief, and we are official signatories to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations.
Mission: To provide real-time technical monitoring and information to emergency and disaster responders and other partners on the ground in response to crises.
Focus areas: Supporting emergency and disaster responders to better direct their assistance in response to crises (man-made emergencies, natural disasters, and complex emergencies). Our focus is on assisting those who care for marginalised and discriminated groups; the sick, injured, and disabled; people at risk; the elderly; the homeless or displaced; and all other vulnerable persons affected by situations of emergency, disaster, disease, and/or conflict.
Values: Humanity, impartiality, integrity, independence, respect for human rights, sustainability.
WHAT WE DO
All the activities of Drones Without Borders is aimed at providing a holistic technological and human security approach to solving some of the biggest challenges in responding to disasters and other crises. We make sure our partners are empowered by delivering real-time information, videography, photography, to understand the ground truth.
The humanitarian crises we respond to as unarmed civil defence/protection specialists can be divided into the following:
Man-made emergencies (conflict and industrial accidents).
Natural disasters (tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, droughts, cyclones, hurricanes, and epidemics).
Complex emergencies (a combination of natural and man-made emergencies, such as food insecurity and displacement of people).
Assessing the impact and scale of a disaster
Helping communities get what they need
Reinforcing our commitment to using drones for humanity
Your support is important to our work at Drones Without Borders. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfil our mission. Please contact us to learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
Collaboration and community engagement are at the core of our activities at Drones Without Borders. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most, and work with like minded organisations to make a positive impact to help those in need