Reuniting Children and Families in Crisis Situations: The RapidFTR Project

Jorge Just of RapidFTR spoke with us briefly at yesterday’s ITP Spring Show 2010 at New York University (show continues this evening) about RapidFTR, a project that “helps aid workers collect, sort, and share photographs and information about children in emergency situations so they can be registered for care services and reunited with their families.”

Find out how the project began, why UNICEF asked the team to realize the concept, and how you can help.

As we continue to think about social mapping for the PopTech “Social Mapping and Social Change” salon this Wednesday in Chicago, RapidFTR is an excellent example of a project mapping people in crisis situations—in this case, displaced children, that benefits from a shared technological resource.

Thoughts on this project? Let us know in the comments.

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