Reconnecting refugees

Ericsson has worked with REFUNITE to create the world’s largest missing persons platform for refugees. More than 700,000 separated refugees in 17 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East are registered on the platform.

Refugee Reconnect

Today there are more than 65.3 million people in the world who have been forcibly displaced from their homes, which is the highest number since World War II. A large percentage of these people lost contact with family members or friends during their escape from disaster, persecution or conflict.

As REFUNITE’s lead technology partner since 2010, we supported the development of the platform and provide ongoing technical expertise. Most recently we contributed to the creation of the first prototype for an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solution to assist displaced families in Pakistan and reconnect them with their missing loved ones.

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