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17 January 2021

Experts say that 3D Printing can help sustainability of humanitarian relief

In recent years due to the political, economic, and wars issues, refugees from various countries only increased unabated. For many countries, this is a tricky question, and some have even shut down the refugee access. Obviously, the best solution to the refugee problem is they are no longer refugees, returning to normal life. Unfortunately, refugees now live in temporary settlements, get only temporary relief.

Humanitarian relief authorities Kilian Kleinschmidt said, nowadays for refugee relief, as it was 70 years ago, we select as the refugee camp after World War II, now we are still tent, a tent and an average life expectancy of 17 relief organizations need to take rescue measures of sustainability.

With 70 years ago is1-151126141616438 that 3D printing can now take considerable productivity. A few years ago, Kleinschmidt began at Jordan refugee camps established a Fab Lab, but the process is very slow. But i think it’s good start, desktop 3D printer could make some life goods, Cheap 3D Pens could used in educational,  clay 3D printer could produce the house, so still have many ways to be used. “Because aid agencies and the Government will not link the both, they think that 3D printing technology is only rich people things, most aid agencies will find refugees and linked to the new 21st century sound like the Arabian nights. Government would think how could they master the 3D printing? How are they going to work with machines? The core idea is: If you are poor, so all you can do is just to survive. ”

“Fab Lab, people can use 3D printing technology to produce what they need, houses, cars, bikes, and so on. We call this Beyond Survival (transliterated beyond survival), we have to do more than just physical assistance to refugees, the key is psychological aid, this is a real humanitarian. ”

After 25 years with the United Nations and the United Nations refugee agency, Kilian Kleinsc1-1511261416313Ohmidt for traditional humanitarian relief measures disappointed, because aid will not change with the advance of the times, and is usually implemented in a patronage. So he quit his position with the United Nations, established its own rescue consultants: Switxboard.

Perhaps, using 3D printing technology, this concept after reconstruction, people will no longer see refugees as a difficult problem, because they each have the opportunity to rebuild their lives.