Often the documentation of lost children is done manually in areas of conflict, in some places even using pen and paper. With RapidFTR, UNICEF is now offering an app and a data storage system to the helpers to document unaccompanied children and track their progress. A picture alone is enough to initiate the process, since many children are even too scared to speak. Thus, the process of reunification with their caregivers could be reduced from months to a few days. The app is currently being used in camps in Uganda, the South Sudan and the Philippines.
In light of the increasing flow of refugees, the app will surely gain even more relevance. Thanks to being an Open Source Software, volunteer software developers can support the further development, if needed.