Syria Airlift Project

The Syria Airlift Project seeks to end the use of mass starvation and medical deprivation as weapons of war by delivering humanitarian aid in conflict zones inaccessible to traditional aid organizations. Our paradigm is based on using large numbers of micro-UAVs to deliver small packets of cargo through airspace too dangerous for manned aircraft.

The project is the result of the March 2014 research trip to southeast Turkey, where interviews with Syrian refugees and activists emphasized the dire humanitarian crisis in besieged areas. Hearing their tragic stories and the powerful experience of meeting Syrian refugees prompted deep thinking to find an out-of-the-box solution to deliver aid.