REFUNITE reconnect refugee families across the globe with missing loved ones.
Christopher and David Mikkelsen founded Refugees United, an NGO that uses secure web and mobile technology to enable refugees to find loved ones throughout the world. The existing web-based system allows refugees to create and search profiles in order to find loved ones by name or identifying characteristics. By expanding the program from web-based to mobile phones, the organizers hope to reach people in areas with poor computer access and training. Now, people can utilize the Refugees United system over simple SMS or WAP-enabled phones.