Christopher Mikkelsen is the Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of REFUNITE, a tech-driven family tracing agency helping refugees reconnect with their missing family. Working with 20+ mobile operators and tech companies, REFUNITE is operational in 22 countries and functions as a hybrid between the world of technology, business and non-profit. Christopher is a member of Clinton Global Initiative 2010-2016 Poptech Fellow.
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- Refugees United (REFUNITE)
- Non-profit Social Enterprise
- Social Innovation; Entrepreneurship
- Areas of Impact
- South Asia, Eurasia, Europe, South Asia, Africa, South Sudan, Kuwait, Somalia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Niger, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somaliland
Refugees United (REFUNITE)
Refugees United (REFUNITE)has disrupted traditional paper-based reunification methods by creating a free-of-charge platform accessible via any basic phone and through which displaced people can take control of the search for missing family members themselves. Today, REFUNITE is able to register more than 100,000 refugees per year and has reconnected more than 100,000 family members to date.