Refugees.AI takes the hopes, aspirations and goals of refugees seriously.
We believe refugee resettlement works best when we take into account the outcomes and preferences of refugees as well as the priorities and capacities of communities that host them.
We are using tools from machine learning, integer optimization, and matching theory to find the best matches between refugees and local communities.
An official report by the Swedish Government and the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration in the UK have recommended improving the geographic matching of refugees.
Introducing Annie™ MOORE
Annie™ MOORE (Matching and Outcome Optimization for Refugee Empowerment) is the world's first software that helps resettlement agencies optimize their initial placement of refugees within host countries. It is named in honor of Annie Moore, the first person to be processed at Ellis Island in 1892.
Read about how Annie™ has been helping a US resettlement agency since May 2018 here.
By the Numbers
Forcibly displaced people in 2018
Refugees under UNHCR mandate in 2018
Refugees were in need of resettlement in 2017
Refugees submitted for resettlement in 2017
Refugees, who fled from 70 countries, departed for resettlement in 30 countries in 2017