In the past, people missing family who had exhausted personal networks could only turn to international humanitarian agencies, often having to wait for months or years without updates. REFUNITE set out to change this in 2008 with the first-ever global, web-based search tool for refugees. Now with 500,000 refugees looking for family through the platform, REFUNITE is currently the largest user-driven family tracing platform in the world. Today, REFUNITE registers 100,000 refugees and displaced persons annually and has successfully reconnected more than 20,000 family members.