ABOUT

Techfugees is an impact driven global organisation nurturing a sustainable ecosystem of tech solutions supporting the inclusion of displaced people.

Techfugees exists to empower displaced people whilst supporting tech innovations designed by, with and for them.

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displaced people in 2019
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Techfugees: a pragmatic answer to the new reality of migration

Wars and climate change are already forcing millions of people to leave their homes everyday (2/3 of current forced displacement), and by 2050, the World Bank estimates that 143 million people will be displaced by climate change only. 

Facing this new reality (this is not a temporary « crisis »), Techfugees believes we must now work at enhancing resilience and preparedness within communities, and improve our ability to welcome people that are forcibly displaced. 

We no longer have the time to be FOR or AGAINST migration.  It is time to adapt and prepare. Only by building scalable, ethical & sustainable tools will we be able to tackle one of the biggest challenges of our Century.

OUR FOCUS

We focus our work on five major human needs that displaced humans have expressed wanting to get access support on and for which technology can truly make a difference

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WE CO-CREATE TECH SOLUTIONS

We bring innovators, humanitarians, researchers & social entrepreneurs, both from refugee and local communities, together to create tech solutions together

WE COLLABORATE WORLDWIDE

We work as an open global platform thanks to a worldwide community of volunteers throughout the five continents and through homebuilt platforms such as Basefugees.

WE ARE 99% ONLINE

We have developed a virtual open innovation methodology & deliver programmes that can support tech projects related to refugees issues at different stages.

OUR STORY

Techfugees was created in September 2015 following a call on Facebook from Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large of TechCrunch in Europe, in response to the picture of Aylan’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach. A few days later, 300 people were brought together in London for a first conference, followed by a hackathon. Many cities and countries across the world (Oslo, Sydney, Paris, Turin) picked up the torch over the following weeks!

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