New Free App Can Reunite Families Separated By Forced Migration, Genocide
February 27, 2013 § 7 Comments
A new free app http://info.refunite.org/ offered by organization ‘Uniting Refugees’ will enable USA Placed Victims-Survivors of The Canadian Scoops and those placed elsewhere to identify and reach out to one another.
More: (excerpt from Skoll World Forum, Forbes),
“Five years ago, all we had was an idea: we wanted to create the world’s first mobile family-tracing platform for refugees displaced by war, disaster and political repression. We wanted to convey a message to poor and illiterate families in despair: searching for family? We’ve got your back.
We also wanted the platform to be accessible from low-cost mobile devices so that refugees anywhere in the world would be able to search for long lost family. On top of that, we wanted to offer this platform to organizations in refugee camps and urban areas for them to collect data on separated families – as opposed to keeping track of separated families via pen and paper.
With more than 43 million forcibly displaced people in the world and humanitarian crises unfolding in numerous hotspots, we felt a sense of urgency and set a goal: by the end of 2015, we would help one million refugees search for missing family through our platform.
Since then, Refugees United has grown into a global organization supported by Bill Clinton, the Omidyar Network, Ericsson, IKEA Foundation, SAP, Ketchum PR, FedEx, MTN, Vodafone, Safaricom and others.”