Giulia Balestra

A Radio Campaign To Reconnect Separated Families Across Somalia


In January 2017, REFUNITE and Radio Ergo launched a campaign to inform the growing number of displaced people within Somalia about the REFUNITE family tracing platform and to help them in the search for their missing loved ones. 


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Sacha Robehmed

What’s in a Name – or Four Names?


In this blog post, REFUNITE’s Middle East Project Manager, Sacha Robehmed, reflects on her recent trip to Erbil, Kurdistan region of Iraq, with Product Manager, Vytas Bradunas, to test the new REFUNITE web platform.


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Giulia Balestra

Joining Us In 2017: REFUNITE’s New Data Scientist


REFUNITE welcomes on board a new team member: Keya Enock Kavingwa, our new Data Scientist! 


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE receives “Not Impossible Awards” top category honors


 REFUNITE  has received top category honors for the 2017 Not Impossible Awards at CES 2017, one of the major global consumer electronics and technology tradeshows happening every year in Las Vegas, USA.


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE Featured in TIME Magazine


We owe a big thanks to TIME Magazine for dedicating an entire page to REFUNITE and our efforts to reconnect separated families globally. Do yo want to help us too? 


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Giulia Balestra

Implementing collaborative technology at REFUNITE


Dataiku DSS explained to non-techies: extracting and visualizing data thanks to collaborative technology.   


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Giulia Balestra

Reconnected Across Continents: Somali Mother Finds Her Daughter After 23 Years Of Separation


Farhiyo and Rahma were separated when war broke out in Somalia in 1991. After 23 years, Rahma received a message from Farhiyo through the REFUNITE platform, and mother and daughter started communicating.


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Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE: Fundraising Evening in Denmark


On November 9th, REFUNITE organized a fundraising evening in Copenhagen, Denmark, a yearly event that has become a tradition for our small organization. REFUNITE’s co-founders and brothers, David and Christopher Mikkelsen shared some of the highlights of 2016 and their vision for the next year at REFUNITE.  


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Giulia Balestra

“A Light in the Dark”: REFUNITE’s Story in the 2016 MIPJ Edition on Refugees, IDPs and Statelessness


REFUNITE is featured in the newly released MIPJ journal on “Refugees, IDPs and Statelessness”. MIPJ is an annual publication at the intersection of media and international relations, focusing on the role of information during and in the aftermath of humanitarian crises.


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Giulia Balestra

Social Impact at REFUNITE: Learning with +Acumen


This month our REFUNITE’s User Acquisition and Growth team has completed “Making sense of Social Impact”, an online course by +Acumen. Do you want to know how to achieve better, long lasting social change? Check this out!


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