Giulia Balestra

Closing Dadaab: How might technology help?


  Inspired by the different ways technology can be used to help refugees globally, REFUNITE and independent think tank Samuel Hall initiated a forum focusing on innovation in a humanitarian context.   Closing Dadaab: How might technology help?     The inaugural event on “Technology & Innovation for Supporting Refugees” took place on Thursday, June […]


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE FAMILY GROWS: Welcoming Alex, Gideon, and Giulia!


Halfway through 2016 and REFUNITE has three new faces to introduce to you! Over the last few months Alex, Gideon, and Giulia have joined the REFUNITE Team in Nairobi. Let’s welcome them on board and get to know them.   ALEX BRONER – Product Manager As Product Manager, Alex leads the research, conceptualization, prototyping, product […]


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Sureka Murray

500,000 refugees searching for missing family


500,000 refugees searching for missing family   In honor of World Refugee Day, the founders of REFUNITE, brothers and social entrepreneurs David and Christopher Mikkelsen, reflect on the journey of the organization and its partners, which have brought REFUNITE to help more than 500,000 people in their search for missing family. Ten years ago, when […]


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Sacha Robehmed

Stories of Separation in Iraq


This is the second part of a three-part blog series by REFUNITE’s Middle East Project Manager, reflecting on her findings from a recent trip to Iraq. This post focuses on missing relatives.


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Lotta Relander

Fleeing From War, Congolese Best Friends Find Each Other in Kenya


Fleeing From War, Congolese Best Friends Find Each Other in Kenya The story below was recalled by Congolese refugee David*, with some added detail from his friend, Joel*. All details and events described are accurate to the best of their recollection.


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Lotta Relander

Live in Nigeria: REFUNITE launches with Free Basics by Facebook


Live in Nigeria: REFUNITE Launches with Free Basics by Facebook 10th May, 2016 – REFUNITE launched our family reconnection service in Nigeria in partnership with Free Basics by Facebook and Airtel Nigeria. Now, the over 1.5 million displaced people in Nigeria can search and reconnect with their missing family. Airtel Nigeria subscribers can access REFUNITE’s platform for free […]


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Sacha Robehmed

Getting online in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq


This is the first part of a three-part blog series by REFUNITE’s Middle East Project Manager, reflecting on her findings from a recent trip to Iraq. This part focuses on ways that Syrian refugees and Iraqi Internally Displaced People (IDPs) get online and use the Internet.


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Lotta Relander

REFUNITE at Advertising Week Europe in London


REFUNITE at Advertising Week Europe in London, England   REFUNITE’s co-founder Christopher Mikkelsen had the pleasure of speaking at Ad Week Europe (AWEurope) in London on the 21st of April, 2016. AWEurope is a conference designed for marketing, advertising, branding, media and technology professionals. AWEurope is a chance for social entrepreneurs to network with like-minded […]


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Sureka Murray

Free Basics by Facebook and m.refunite.org go live in three new countries


Free Basics by Facebook and m.refunite.org go live in three new countries   REFUNITE is excited to announce the launch of our family reconnection service through Free Basics by Facebook in an additional three countries: Pakistan, Ghana, and the Philippines. Thousands of families have been separated in the Philippines and Pakistan due to conflict, war […]


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Sureka Murray

REFUNITE featured in new publication by author and creator Ken Banks: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation


REFUNITE featured in new publication by author and creator Ken Banks: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation   From teaching young immigrants in Denmark and filming a documentary, to running the largest missing person’s network, REFUNITE co-founders Christopher and David Mikkelsen share their story in the prominent author, Ashoka Fellow and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Ken Banks’ […]


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