Today, various refugee agencies have their own platforms and processes for tracking refugees and other displaced individuals, with little-to-no coordination between these distinct platforms. The problem only gets worse for individuals moving between countries. At the individual level, the refugees themselves have no control or ability to access their data.
RefugeID is a platform to unite organizations working with refugees around the world. The volunteers and people working within organizations like the International Rescue Committee or UNHCR can add refugees to the database from the field or the office and upload important documents, such as id cards and birth certificates. Once a refugee is added to the database, not only can other organizations see their details, but the refugees themselves can take control of their profile with a uPort login.
Eventually, anyone around the world could use the database to search and connect with dispersed relatives and friends. The data could also be used by a refugee when seeking asylum or residency in a new country.