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Good morning, this is Gabriela. The aid sector is tapping into the fast-growing know-how of the video game industry to improve their operations by immersing staff in true-to-life training without the added danger.

In Ukraine’s ravaged cities, a 3D firm in Kyiv is helping Red Cross respondents to limit accidents, and its highly realistic renderings of destroyed streets and buildings could help civilians hoping to return to navigate the city more safely.

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Gabriela Galindo


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A screenshot of CGI Kite’s 3D models of buildings damaged in Ukraine. (Courtesy of CGI Kite)

Since Russia invaded Ukraine over a year ago, over 174,000 square kilometres of the country’s territory have been littered with explosive ordnance, with over 700 civilian mine casualties since the start of the war, according to Ukraine authorities. Ukraine has said it may take up to 70 years to clear the country of the devices.

CGI Kite, a Kyiv-based company working on 3D and gaming solutions, has been partnering with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to help limit the number of accidents.

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