Imagine being a refugee who has lost everything. Where do you turn for help? How do you know what assistance is even available to you and what your rights are? Today, we are overrun with information that is overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Access to tailored and trustworthy information is absolutely essential for individuals in precarious and often life-threatening situations.
Our societies already have all the resources and information needed to help people escape vulnerable situations. For the individual, it is easy to get lost in a bureaucratic maze amongst the numerous organisations and specialties that exist. On the aid agency’s side, however, addressing an individual’s particular needs, requires time and resources.
ACT’s legal and tech teams, together with students and expert volunteers from around the world, are developing a tool to connect people in need to the organisations best equipped to help them. This tool – an alternative legal aid app – accessible 24/7 through any smartphone device, will automatically guide its users, whilst simultaneously reducing aid agencies’ staggering workloads, freeing up time to help more individuals.