The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.


NEW videos: next steps on the Journey to Scale

Follow Field Ready, Translators without Borders, and Panzi Foundation and Make Music Matter as they continue to explore topics like the benefits of forming partnerships, how to scale to address a particular need and working towards a new (and improved) humanitarian future. Watch their vlogs...

New report launch: Too tough to scale?

Despite increased investment in the area, scaling humanitarian innovations is still a big and ongoing challenge. In our latest report we identify key barriers and explore ways of moving forward.

Using innovation to break down barriers to handwashing in emergency settings

The steps to washing your hands seem simple. You just grab the soap, turn on the tap and follow the guidance. But what if you don’t have soap, or any clean water? Sometimes it takes more than 3 steps to wash your hands.


Program measurement challenges when facing the reality of daily life

Whilst carrying out follow up assessments, the Little Ripples team are struck by the challenge the families they work with face - one of basic survival

Sharing experiences and advocating for improved MHM action in emergencies

IFRC have been busy working on the dissemination of their MHM Guidelines and tools, including holding a Global MHM workshop and publishing a case study

Handwashing station almost ready for action

Oxfam are debuting their new handwashing kit prototype at AidEx - a simpler design that is easier to assemble, and extremely durable


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