Trying to help the Kosovar refugees through Internet
From the beginning of the Kosovo conflict I wanted to do something to help the refugees in some way.
For the last 2 and 1/2 years I have run a small Internet Service Provider so I have a good net connection.
I saw the way that the people were being seperated as they were being herded from their homes towards the borders of Kosovo. The following is an idea that I came up with as my way of trying to help the Kosovar refugees. My wife and I, along with many friends and internet strangers put our heads together to come up with the finished product.
is a website that will allow all people the means to find their displaced friends and/or relatives.
No confidential information is displayed so the site can be used without fear of information getting into the wrong hands. This website has an interactive search engine. It would be a terrific tool for aid workers for a central database for all of them to use. At present we are operating in English and Albanian, although due to coding changes the Albanian has a little English left. We will be adding a different language each day or two including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and many more. We are constantly looking for translators. (In particular, we are seeking the African languages and dialects, as the African continent is an on-going refugee crisis)
The main difference between this database and the Macedonian (www.refujat.org) site is that this site will be totally automated and all searches and input will be instantaneous. Provisions are made for display of e-mail addresses for contact between individuals. No human intervention will be required.
Our aim is to be a central resource for all displaced people in the world and the aid workers who help them.
We need your help in informing the media and the Kosovar Albanians of this valuable rescource.
Any help you can give us towards this end would be greatly appreciated.