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Refugee Matching

Social Media Website for displaced persons to find one another.
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I read the other day that there are more displaced persons now than at any other time in history. I don't have a citation but it seems plausible. Regardless, it seems like the inevitable splitting of families that can occur during mass migrations should be easily solvable with a good database and something like Facebook. If there isn't a charity maintaining a service for people like the Syrian refugees to find each other, I think there should be.
Madcat, Apr 25 2016


       Everybody could join isil websites with secret plans to open 7-11 franchises and articles such as "hot dogs... it's not really meat, anyways".
FlyingToaster, Apr 25 2016

       I am glad this did not involve matches.
bungston, Apr 26 2016

       This might also help immigration authorities to find and remove them [+].
8th of 7, Apr 26 2016

       Displaced is one thing but is locating a family member that difficult? Modern refugees have cell phones, no?
bungston, Apr 26 2016

       Many cities/villages have (or can quickly get) Wikipedia pages. Maybe just add a section at the bottom of the WIkipedia page for refugees to find lost family. "Lost & Found People?"   

       If you know you're from that neighborhood, it's likely to narrow the search considerably, and neighbors know each other & share stories.   

       [bungston]- Some refugees don't have cell phones because they are lost/stolen, or they are too young/poor to own one.
sophocles, Apr 26 2016

       Should be possible. Google does approximately this for natural disaster displacees. People can report displacees as safe, IIRC, so that others don't waste effort searching for them. Palantir does something like that as well, I think.
notexactly, Apr 26 2016


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