Story TIME

Thursday, 21 April at 2:15 PM

The Guardian Stage    View Map

In this session...

Come and hear social entrepreneur Chris Mikkelsen tell the heart-warming and heart-wrenching story of Refugees United (REFUNITE) a non-profit tech organization he started with his brother with the mission to reconnect refugee families across the globe. Capitalizing on the escalating mobile phone usage across Africa, their innovative approach has helped over 400,000 refugees, and has been featured in TIME, Forbes, BBC, CNN, the Guardian, Newsweek and more. With little more than access to a low-cost mobile phone, refugees can search, connect and communicate with missing family.

Presented with


Rupert Turnbull Group International Publisher TIME & Fortune
Chris Mikkelsen Founder Refugees United