Giulia Balestra

Refugee Family Reconnects Across Belgium And Burundi After Four Years


In 2013, Sifa was was separated from her siblings André, Rashidi, and Mugoli in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Four years after, Sifa found her siblings again thanks to the REFUNITE platform. 


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE Founders at the World Economic Forum on Africa


On the 1st of May 2017, the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa and the Solution Summit kicked off in Durban, South Africa. REUNITE’s co-founders and brothers David and Christopher Mikkelsen joined a community of over 100 social entrepreneurs from across the world for the event.


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Giulia Balestra

Flight To Denver: REFUNITE At The Solutions Summit Bootcamp


In 2016 REFUNITE was selected for the Solutions Summit, a year-long entrepreneurship programme powered by the United Nations and the United Nations Foundation. In 2017, the Solutions Summit cohort met in Denver, Colorado (US) for a 3-day bootcamp,following the successful kickoff in New York.  


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Ida Jeng

Using Interactive Voice Response to Connect Separated Women in Pakistan


In this blog-post, Ida Jeng of REFUNITE reflects on a recent mission to Islamabad in Pakistan and reveals REFUNITE’s plans of deploying an Interactive Voice (IVR) system to connect separated refugees and displaced people in Pakistan.


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Giulia Balestra

Two Somali Cousins Find Each Other Again After Two Years Of Separation


In December 2015, Somali cousins Hamdi and Sacdio were separated in Mogadishu. Thanks to the REFUNITE family tracing platform, Hamdi and Sacdio found each other again after two years. 


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE Brothers Selected As Social Entrepreneurs Of The Year


On the 29th of March 2017, REFUNITE’s co-founders and brothers David and Christopher Mikkelsen have been selected as Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation.


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE and Re:Coded Start New Collaboration in Iraq


Iraq Re:Coded is a coding fellowship program designed for refugees and displaced youth in Iraq. 


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE At The Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 In Nairobi


On the 28th February 2017, Ida Jeng of REFUNITE spoke about “Emergency Communication, Connectivity and Social Networks” at the Aid & Development Africa Summit (AIDF).   


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE Joins GSMA Roundtable At Mobile World Congress 2017


On the 28th of February co-founder Christopher Mikkelsen represented REFUNITE at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. Organized by GSMA,  MWC is a global gathering to discuss and showcase the latest trends in the mobile industry.   


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Giulia Balestra

Techfugees Kenya and REFUNITE: A New Chapter Starts


On the 22nd of February REFUNITE and independent think thank Samuel Hall have launched the first Techfugees Chapter in Kenya with an event focused on the role of blockchain technology in the refugee emergency response.   


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