USA for UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency)
Resettled Refugee Services and Data Explorer
This project was an opportunity for the Graphicacy team to dedicate pro-bono resources in keeping with our company’s mission to Visualize a Better World. The team participated in the intersection of open data, public interest technology, and public/private sector collaboration — including USDA, HUD, EPA, the State Department, the Wilson Center, USA for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) — to develop over 35+ data-driven solutions in response to challenges like ocean plastic pollution, sustainable rural development and support of resettled refugees.
Our specific challenge was to create a tool that connects resettled refugees with resources and vital services, such as access to medical care and mental health treatment, English language learning, job training, and education. As part of this challenge, we used our expertise in data visualization, UX, and mapping to design and engineer an interactive experience that connects resettled refugees with resources around the United States using both the WRAPSNET and Charity Navigator open-data sources.