RefuChat

RefuChat is an app for the communication between supporters or paramedics and arabic speaking refugees. It lists a set of most important phrases which you can choose from. Alternatively you can use the live translation of written and spoken text of your choice.

Supports many languages e.g. German, English, Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, French, Turkish and Greek.

There are two versions available. The lite version is for older smartphones, the normal version supports text to speech translation.

Normal version in Google Play Store:

RefuChat
RefuChat
Developer: Chili Consult
Price: Free

Lite version in Google Play Store:

RefuChat Lite
RefuChat Lite
Developer: Chili Consult
Price: Free

Link to Apple Apps Store:

RefuChat
RefuChat
Developer: Chili Consult UG
Price: Free

 

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OsmAND

OsmAND is a free OFFLINE maps and navigation! No internet connection needed! Just install the app and download very detailed offline maps of all countries worldwide.

Some of the main features listed in the description of the app (only listed the ones that might be relevant for refugees):
• Global maps from OpenStreetMap, available per country or region

• The maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activities

• Display your position and orientation on the map
• Save your most important places as Favorites
• Display POIs (point of interests) around you
• Can display satellite view (from Bing)
• Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling
• Share your location so that your friends can find you
• Optional public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names

 

Download from the Google Play Store:

Maps & GPS Navigation — OsmAnd
Maps & GPS Navigation — OsmAnd
Developer: OsmAnd
Price: Free+

Download from the Apple App Store:

OsmAnd Maps
OsmAnd Maps
Developer: OsmAND B.V.
Price: Free+

 

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phase6 hallo Deutsch Kinder

“phase6 hallo Deutsch Kinder” is a free language learning app especially for children and young migrants in Germany. Its focus is on children which have no German language skills at all. Children will learn a basic set of German words with sound bits and picture exercises. The app works with rewards to motivate the children to work continuously. The aim is to speed up language learning for a better and quicker integration into the German school system.

Download in Google Play Store:

phase6 hallo German Children
phase6 hallo German Children

Download in Apple App Store:

phase6 hallo Deutsch Kinder
phase6 hallo Deutsch Kinder
Developer: phase-6 GmbH
Price: Free
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therefugeecenter.org

The Refugee Center Online is a web based platform for refugees in the US. The site provides basic information about the education system, career, health, daily life, right and laws, and culture in the US. The website is available in many languages.

The website is optimized for mobile access and a good starting point for refugees looking for information and social networks in the US.

http://therefugeecenter.org/

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Love Europe Refugee App

The Love Europe app for Refugees is available for you to download and help you navigate through Europe. The app will help you find what you need most, both on your journey and when you settle.

Everyone can use the app as a platform to show love to refugees and newcomers. You can add helpful locations, local events, but also make yourself available to get connected with a refugee. The app contains a lot of helpful videos and links about language, culture and more.

Love-Europe isn’t just an app, but is’t a tool to help integrate. Getting to know people, becoming friends with people in their new neighbourhoods, is key to integrating.

This app helps refugees and newcomers find the information they need most. The app provides lots of locations in different countries: available at the moment are Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France. Greece, Austria, Sweden, the UK, Malta and other countries will follow quickly.

Even when you are offline, the app still works for navigation and events. All locations and events are stored on your phone so you can navigate to locations using the compass function if you are disconnected from the Internet.

The app will also help you communicate during your travel and stay. The app is multilingual and always displays information in two languages, so it can be used as a communication tool. The phrasebook provides a lot of basic phrases you can use in another language.

When you’re new in a city or area, it will be great to connect with people in the neighbourhood. In the app, you find a local events agenda, with events for refugees and newcomers. Think about language café, cultural activities, sports, meet and greet with people from the area. It will help you to integrate into your new place.

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Link to the Apple Store:

Love Europe
Love Europe
Developer: Recreate bv
Price: Free

Link to the Google Play Store:

Love Europe
Love Europe
Developer: Recreate bv
Price: Free
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Ankommen App (official app by German authorities)

Ankommen is a free app developed by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in conjunction with the Federal Agency for Labor, the Goethe Institute and the Bavarian Radio and Television.

The app serves as a go-to for new refugees arriving in Germany: it gives refugees tips about living in Germany, including shopping and food advice, information on where health services are provided, a step by step description of how to use trains and busses in different areas, and how to integrate children through educational opportunities. Ankommen also provides information on asylum procedure, vocational training and job opportunities, and more.

Refugees can also learn German on this app, which connects them to volunteers who speak German with them—practicing in this way is the best way to learn the language.

This app is available in 5 languages and can be used offline.

Google Play link:

Ankommen
Ankommen
Price: Free

Apple Store link:

Ankommen
Ankommen
Price: Free

 

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Welcome App Germany

All about Germany (Cities, states, authorities, daily life, public transport, legal advice, social service, asylum procedure, accommodation and much more) in English, French and Arabic.

Suited for OFFLINE use.

Link to Apple Store:
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Wülfrath hilft 2 (City of Wülfrath helps 2)

Guide for refugees in the german city Wülfrath. Lists important authorities, telephone numbers, hospitals, supermarkets, etc.

Link to Apple Store:
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Link to Google Play Store:
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Welcome App Dresden

All necessary knowledge about the City of Dresden for refugees: Cities, states, authorities, daily life, public transport, legal advice, social service, asylum procedure, accommodation and much more. In English, French and Arabic.

Suited for OFFLINE use.

 

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Speakfree

Speakfree is an anonymous chat app to get in contact with other refugees or supporters. Without knowing anybody in your city you can ask questions within a radius of 1 kilometer, 10 kilometers or 100 kilometers of your location and people will answer you then.

Available in 8 languages: English, German, French, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Dari and Tigrinya.
Link to Apple Store:
Link to Google Play Store:
speakfree
speakfree
Developer: speakfree Inc.
Price: Free
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Scanbot

Scan all you important documents with your smartphone and store them as PDF local or in the cloud! Free App and free storage. Works also great in combination with Google Drive!

Similar app: CamScanner

 

Link to the Apple Store:

Scanbot - Scanner App & Fax
Scanbot - Scanner App & Fax
Developer: doo GmbH
Price: Free+

Link to Google Play Store:

Scanbot - PDF Document Scanner
Scanbot - PDF Document Scanner
Developer: doo GmbH
Price: Free+

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Refugermany

App for refugees in Berlin and Germany in general.Quote from the Google Play text:

“Important topics covered by this app are: Asylum procedure, Housing, Opening a bank account, Transportation, Learning German, Working in Germany, Health, School and kindergarten, Culture, Collection of important documents”
Link to the Apple App Store:
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Link to Google Play Store:
Refugermany
Refugermany
Developer: Memorado GmbH
Price: Free
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Medical Dictionary by Farlex

Medical Dictionary with 180.000 medical terms and 12.000 images in English.

Parts of the app work also OFFLINE

 

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Informationen für Flüchtlinge (Information for refugees)

Guide for Arabic speaking refugees in Germany. Basic Information about the country and its internal organisation.

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Helphelp2

Interactive map, which lists helping organisations or shops where refugees can get donations.

The app lists the items which are urgently needed at the specific locations.
Everybody can add shops to the map.
Link to Google Play Store:
helphelp2
helphelp2
Developer: Lev Stipakov
Price: Free
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Google Translate

Multiple language translation tool from google. Translates texts, speech and photos from countless languages into others.

 

Link to Apple Store:

Google Translate
Google Translate
Developer: Google, Inc.
Price: Free

Link to Google Play Store:

Google Translate
Google Translate
Developer: Google Inc.
Price: Free

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Google Drive

Great tool to store all you important documents in the cloud! Perfect in combination with CamScanner or Scanbot.

Link to the Apple Store:

Link to the Google Play Store:

Google Drive
Google Drive
Developer: Google Inc.
Price: Free

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CamScanner

Scan all you important documents with your smartphone and store them as PDF in the cloud! Free App and free storage. Works also great in combination with Google Drive!

 

Link to the Apple Store:

Link to Google Play Store:

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