Since May, Médecins du Monde Belgique has been supporting and contributing to the development of the mobile app « Refugee Aid App » (or « RefAid ») to improve access to information for refugees in Europe. It can be downloaded free for charge on iOS and Android. The app is available in English, Farsi and Arabic.
In June 2016, the App was nominated for the Europas (start-ups contest), in the category “Best humanitarian technology” sponsored by Unicef . This is a great start!
Currently, it is used in Greece, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia and USA and it continues to grow via the networks of other NGOs, such as La Croix Rouge, Save The Children, Italian Refugee Council, Caritas. It should also start in Germany, Holland, Sweden and Jordan. About 350 organizations are using the app with 1200 services available.
About 75 organizations have joined the project in Belgium with 352 services. In order to be used by a significant number of refugees in Belgium, the App has to be filled with as much information as possible.
You can become a simple contributor by agreeing to put information in the app about the services you offer. Or you can become an administrator and then you will be able to manage your information yourself.
More information on : http://refugeeaidapp.com/.