We are developing a mobile app to map non-governmental organizations and service providers for urban refugees. 



Urban Refuge leverages technology to address information asymmetries in the urban refugee experience. Using geo-coded locations, the mapping function connects urban refugees with a variety of local assistance opportunities that are not easily located using traditional addresses. The app also provides links to online resources such as job boards, informal and formal education programs, and information of refugees' legal rights. By linking refugees with existing services and information through an easy-to-use dashboard, we aim to meet refugees where they are by both improving the urban refugee experience and addressing the inefficiencies that arise when services are advertised solely by word of mouth.


“We wanted to design a tool for the refugee crisis that was unlike any other.”

professor noora lori  |  founding member