Compassionate Cities

Compassionate Cities is a Council initiative to raise awareness about ways communities can reduce suffering and improve the lives of vulnerable populations through the use of digital technologies already being applied to solve other city challenges. Click here to learn more about the initiative – and scroll down for articles highlighting how technology is helping the homeless, the hungry, the disabled and other people in need around the world.

Baylor study highlights huge impact of faith-based groups on efforts to help the homeless


Data from 11 U.S. cities found 58% of emergency shelter beds are provided by faith-based groups. Baylor University researchers says these groups are also at the forefront of innovating long-term solutions to homelessness.

Telecom giant outfits state-of-the-art center to raise cancer awareness in Middle East


Sedentary lifestyles and a shift from traditional diets to fast foods may be behind an increase in cancer and other lifestyle diseases in the Middle East. See what Ooredoo and the Qatar Cancer Society are doing to fight it