Press room

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BBC News

"The Technology Aiming to Help Refugees" - click here to read the article on BBC News.

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CNN News

"Program allows African refugees to reconnect with missing kin via text" - click here to read the article on CNN News.

"Seven ways mobile phones have changed lives in Africa" - click here to read the article on CNN News.


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The Guardian UK

"Africa innovations: 15 ideas helping to transform a continent" - click here to read the article on the guardian.co.uk.
 
"An app for lost loved ones in Uganda" - click here to read the article on the guardian.co.uk.
 

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CNBC News

"Omidyar Network Grants Refugees United $2.6M to Scale Technology Platform Enabling Refugees to Reunite With Their Families" - click here to read the article on CNBC News.

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Xinhuanet

"Africa's first refugee phone network launched in Uganda" - click here to read the article on xinhuanet.com.

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The UN News Centre

"UN and partners use new mobile phone application to enable refugees to trace families" - click here to read the article on The UN News Centre.

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BBC

BBC World Service on Refugees United in a series of programmes. You can find and listen to the first feature here and the second feature here.

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Der Spiegel

"Using the Web to Reunite Refugees" - click here to read the article on Spiegel Online.

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Newsweek

"In Exile from Family and Friends" - click here to read the article on Newsweek's website.

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UNHCR

"Homesick urban refugees use the internet to integrate and keep in touch" - click here to read the article on UNHCR's website.

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Globo.com

"Site de relacionamento ajuda refugiados a reencontrar parentes pelo mundo" - click here to read the article on Globo.com.

Quotes

"The new mobile phone search engine enables refugees to search for their loved ones on any low cost handset, through simple text messages"
President Bill Clinton
"Allowing for refugees access to state of art technology in order to connect with and reach out to family members they have lost contact with is fundamental"
António Guterres
"Refugees United, The Social Network That's More Important Than Facebook, Goes Mobile"
Alice Korngold
"In a pioneering way the innovators of Refugees United have used modern technology to alleviate the terrible pain that separation from and uncertainty about family members bring"
Morten Kjærum
"We must strive to ensure that the technological revolution already benefitting so many also embraces those that may have been excluded and are less fortunate. Refugees United accomplishes this objective"
José María Figueres