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Meet the Developer - Rescuing Refugees

Meet the Developer – Rescuing Refugees

Over a weekend she built RefAid—Refugee Aid App and launched it in the UK and Italy in February 2016. The app catalogs aid organizations’ services for migrants and refugees seeking to build a new life in Europe and, increasingly, the United States ...
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Southern border: Technology at the service of migrants

Southern border: Technology at the service of migrants

The Diocesan Delegation of Migrations has launched the project #RefAidFronteraSur through which an unlimited number of people in transit on northern Morocco and southern Spain will easily find information about the humanitarian services available (such as food, medical care or shelter) through a digital app. In order to meet the ...
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La Vanguardia
https://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20200710/482207969870/nace-el-proyecto-refaidfronterasur-para-lograr-una-app-dedicada-a-migrantes.html, https://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20200710/482207969870/nace-el-proyecto-refaidfronterasur-para-lograr-una-app-dedicada-a-migrantes.html
Nace el proyecto "RefAidFronteraSur" para lograr una app dedicada a migrantes

Nace el proyecto “RefAidFronteraSur” para lograr una app dedicada a migrantes

Con el objetivo de crear una plataforma que permita informar a las personas migrantes y refugiadas de los servicios humanitarios disponibles se ha lanzado este viernes el proyecto "RefAidFronteraSur" ...
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Alboan
https://www.alboan.org/es/actualidad/internacional/refaidfronterasur-al-servicio-de-las-personas-migrantes-y-refugiadas-en-la, https://www.alboan.org/es/actualidad/internacional/refaidfronterasur-al-servicio-de-las-personas-migrantes-y-refugiadas-en-la
#RefAidFronteraSur, al servicio de las personas migrantes y refugiadas en la Frontera Sur

#RefAidFronteraSur, al servicio de las personas migrantes y refugiadas en la Frontera Sur

La Delegación Diocesana de Migraciones de Tánger, con la colaboración de varias organizaciones en red -incluida ALBOAN-, han lanzado hoy #RefAidFronteraSur, un proyecto que permitirá a las organizaciones publicar en una plataforma sus servicios humanitarios disponibles y ponerlos al servicio de las personas refugiadas y migrantes ...
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Built In
https://builtin.com/humanitarian-aid-entrepreneurship, https://builtin.com/humanitarian-aid-entrepreneurship
How Tech Entrepreneurs Are Putting Humanitarian Aid Ahead of Profit

How Tech Entrepreneurs Are Putting Humanitarian Aid Ahead of Profit

Shelley Taylor’s organization RefAid is among them. A veteran tech entrepreneur, Taylor wants to make a profit. But she also wants to help people. And so she put her considerable know-how to work to develop an app designed for migrants and refugees who want to find various social services in ...
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Pilotlight
https://www.pilotlight.org.uk/blog/digital-potential-part-1-the-power-of-an-app-to-help-people-in-crisis, https://www.pilotlight.org.uk/blog/digital-potential-part-1-the-power-of-an-app-to-help-people-in-crisis
The power of an app to help people in crisis

The power of an app to help people in crisis

I spoke to the UNHCR, British Red Cross, Caritas and others, and they all agreed that creating some kind of app where refugees could find the services they needed near them would be a great tool. So, using our existing platform, we created the RefAid app over a weekend. It ...
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Smartphone apps helping migrants to find local services

Smartphone apps helping migrants to find local services

One of RefAid’s strengths is that it helps people with different needs – whether refugees have already reached their destination and are focused on integrating, or if they have just arrived off boats. ...
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In the loop: Can tech entrepreneurs help reboot how we respond to a refugee crisis?

In the loop: Can tech entrepreneurs help reboot how we respond to a refugee crisis?

The result was the Refugee Aid app – or RefAid for short. Created over the course of a weekend in early 2016, RefAid uses geolocation and real-time data to show migrants, refugees and aid workers up-to-date maps of the nearest service points, filtered by category. Some meet simple short-term needs ...
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Meet the women using tech to transform the lives of refugees

Meet the women using tech to transform the lives of refugees

It was a personal tragedy that compelled Shelley Taylor to launch Refugee Aid App (RefAid). The location-based platform provides migrants, refugees and aid workers with information on nearby food, shelter, education and work, through her company Trellyz – a resource management and collaboration tool for NGOs, non-profits and local governments ...
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https://www.elperiodico.com/es/apps-para-el-ciudadano-comprometido/20170717/app-refaid-refugiados-y-migrantes-6174144, https://www.elperiodico.com/es/apps-para-el-ciudadano-comprometido/20170717/app-refaid-refugiados-y-migrantes-6174144
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RefAid, una app de ayuda a personas refugiadas y migrantes

Refugee Aid App (RefAid) es una plataforma y, a su vez, una app, que pone al servicio de las ONG un sistema de gestión de contenidos, información y comunicación que permite ubicar y geolocalizar, en tiempo real, la tipología de ayudas y servicios que ofrece cada una de ellas y ...
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Location-based Refugee Aid app helps in tracking nearest relief services available

Location-based Refugee Aid app helps in tracking nearest relief services available

Since most refugees traveling to Europe relied on smartphones for GPS to navigate and to stay in touch with their families back home, Taylor wondered how she could create an app that enabled them to find the services they might need wherever they were on their journey, and whatever their ...
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This refugee aid app was built over a weekend. Now hundreds of nonprofits rely on it.

That's exactly what she's doing with her latest project, albeit with a more humanitarian twist. Taylor is behind the Refugee Aid app, or RefAid, which connects refugees with crucial services when and where they need them most. More than 400 of the largest aid organizations in the world—from the Red ...
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In The Trump Age, Developers Are Building Apps To Help Refugees

In The Trump Age, Developers Are Building Apps To Help Refugees

For refugees escaping conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere, simply communicating with people in new countries can be a big challenge ...
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Mobilising the sector

Mobilising the sector

RefAid is an app to help refugees find water, health care, legal aid, food and more. Taylor says: “I’m currently working with the Red Cross and many other NGOs, and we now have places to get these things listed on the app, which is available through Google Play and iTunes.” ...
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Is your app the best way to help refugees? Improving the collaboration between humanitarian actors and the tech industry.

Is your app the best way to help refugees? Improving the collaboration between humanitarian actors and the tech industry.

Shelly Taylor’s Refugee Aid app collects and shows information on the location of services provided by humanitarian agencies in several European countries, thus helping aid providers coordinate their efforts, and refugees locate points of assistance. The app has been built in collaboration with several organizations including the British and Italian ...
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Trellyz app, IoT maximize impact of humanitarian relief services

Trellyz app, IoT maximize impact of humanitarian relief services

The Refugee Aid App provides a single point for refugees to find information, connection and support, and a single point for NGOs and charities to share their resources with those in need. The information is location-based and continuously updated ...
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Refugee Aid App: ένα application που βοηθάει τoυς πρόσφυγες Πηγή

Refugee Aid App: ένα application που βοηθάει τoυς πρόσφυγες Πηγή

Το Refugee Aid App είναι ένα μια εφαρμογή για smartphone που απευθύνεται στους πρόσφυγες αλλά και στις MKO που τους παρέχουν βοήθεια. Με αυτό το application, οι πρόσφυγες μπορούν να επικοινωνούν και να ενημερώνονται απευθείας με τους μη κυβερνητικούς οργανισμούς έτσι ώστε να μπορούν να βρουν άμεσα τροφή, στέγη και ...
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Refugee Crisis? There's An App For That

Refugee Crisis? There’s An App For That

Shelley Taylor, CEO of Trellyz, an app and website creation platform and founder of the Refugee Aid App, which launched in London earlier this year refers to Techfugees as an "organising principle" ...
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Rifugiati, è nata l'App per segnalare loro le posizioni di chi può aiutarli

Rifugiati, è nata l’App per segnalare loro le posizioni di chi può aiutarli

ROMA – Sei un migrante in viaggio per l’Europa? O un’organizzazione impegnata nel soccorso dei profughi? Da oggi c’è una bussola che può aiutarvi: “RefAid”, piattaforma online pronta a mappare e coordinare le Ong di mezzo continente ...
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The App That’s Building Trust And Bringing Aid To Refugees

The App That’s Building Trust And Bringing Aid To Refugees

With at least 11 million people—half of the Syrian population—internally displaced, and nearly 5 million people fleeing to neighboring countries, let’s hope the $10 billion is allocated efficiently. After all, there is an onslaught of misinformation regarding the refugee crisis pervading the media landscape in all directions. But it’s not ...
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