Jul 13 17
Modeste and Augustin: One Message to Find Each Other After 20 Years Apart
Modeste and Augustin were separated in 1997. The First Congo War had just broken out and this was the beginning of a time that would destabilize the country for years to come.
Jul 13 17
Artificial Intelligence and Us: REFUNITE’s Co-founder at CogX 2017 London
On June 21st 2017, REUNITE’s Co-founder Christopher Mikkelsen joined CogX 2017, a global conference on the impact of Artificial Intelligence across industries. Read more here.
Jun 27 17
REFUNITE Brothers At The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting Of New Champions
On the 27th and 28th of June 2017, REFUNITE’s Co-founders and WEF Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2017 David and Christopher Mikkelsen joined the WEF annual meeting in China and shared their experience in creating technology solutions for the displaced.
Jun 15 17
From Pakistan to Kenya: My first two weeks at REFUNITE
Arisha Akbar is REFUNITE’s Project Manager for our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solution and call centre in Pakistan. She joined REFUNITE in June 2017 and spent a week in Nairobi to familiarise herself with the team and get ready for her work in Pakistan. Welcome to the team Arisha!
Jun 12 17
From Nairobi to Kampala and Ottawa: Congolese Brothers Reconnected Across Continents After 12 Years
Tambwe and Mutombo became separated when violence broke out in the city of Bukavu, in South Kivu. A family of 12 suddenly dispersed amidst generalized chaos, armed militias, and gunfire. It was 2005.
May 11 17
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.
May 3 17
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.
Apr 11 17
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.
Apr 10 17
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.
Mar 30 17
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.
Hundreds of families are reconnected through our work every month, often after years of searching for their missing loved ones.
Your contribution will ensure that refugee families can communicate and reconnect, even if they are based in refugee camps and unable to pay for mobile data.