RFRC receives prestigous awards and recognitions. We are humbled & honored for of a fantastic year of progress and scale for good.


The Refugee First Response Center is a winner of the Aspirin Social Innovation Award 2016. RFRC was honored as an outstanding social innovation in health and nutrition related areas worldwide.


Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has named RFRC in the 2016 NT1oo — this year’s 100 most inspiring social innovations using digital technology to drive social change worldwide.


Atlas of the Future and The Elders with B-Team (Virgin Group) named us in their top 10 examples for social good.

The Story

This is a worldwide first: the Refugee First Response Center (RFRC) is a medical emergency station with a unique combination of services.


In light of the current refugee crisis, this modern medical office was conceived and customized with just 6 weeks and with the cooperation of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and the health department of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

The first pilot unit is operated by the University Medical Center of Hamburg-Eppendorf on location of a refugee reception center supervised by the Red Cross of Germany.




RFRC Reception & Techfugees Meetup @ 4yfn MWC 2016

US Secretary Penny Pritzker visited MLOVE Future City Campus

Dorit & Alexander Otto foundation supports Refugee Care

Press Conference 08.02.2016.

The Pilot

50 Languages with one Click – Hamburg receives $1M donation for RFRC units


by Health Authority, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Hamburg, February 8, 2016 – Today, the Dorit and Alexander Otto Foundation announced a $1million donation of 10 RFRC units specially equipped with attached waiting rooms that will be installed in refugee centers in Hamburg.

Passion for Containers

by Harald Neidhardt

Today, a yearlong passion of mine has been rewarded. At MLOVE Future City Campus in Hamburg today, a generous donor couple announced that they are funding 10 Refugee First Response Centers (RFRC) to be installed in refugee reception centers of the City of Hamburg.

From Idea to Execution to live Implementation in 6 weeks

by Mirko Bass

I’d like to share a story that has touched me, particularly when I recall the big smile of Fahrdin, a young Afghan boy. It’s a story about…