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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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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GiveNow

GiveNow is a donation app for things of daily live needed by refugees. It connects donators with supporters who collect the donation and bring it to the refugee organisations. Donators just set their location in the app and add the kind of donation they want to give. The categories right now are: smartphones, blankets, travel bags, sleeping bags, train tickets, baby products, hygiene articles, winter shoes and other. A volunteer then collects the items at the given address and transports them to the organisation.

The app just started, right now the service is limited to one organisation in Berlin, but other organisation can apply to use this service.

The apps front end is pretty easy to understand and supports German and English.

Click below to download the app from the Google Play store:

GiveNow
GiveNow
Developer: GiveNow.io
Price: Free
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InfoAid – Information for refugees on the Balkan Route

InfoAid is an app with up to date information for refugees on their way through south-east of Europe. It covers all countries on the Balkan route, including updates about the situation at the borders, weather reports for the Turkish Sea, ferry strikes, transportation information, security advises, information for children traveling alone and many more topics.

Some of the reports are from the platform newsthatmoves.org.

The app is developed and maintained by volunteer developers from Hungary and is donated to Migration Aid, a group of volunteers based in Hungary. It’s sole purpose is to help and provide with necessary and valid information. It’s not connected in any form to the hungarian government.

Supported languages: The reports are updated daily and available in many languages. A group of volunteers translates all reports into English, Arabic, Farsi, Greek, Pashto, Urdu.

Also implement into this app is RefugeePhrasebook, a small translation dictionary for various languages.

Once the reports are downloaded, the app works OFFLINE also.

Countries covered: Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia

Download from the Google Play Store:

InfoAid
InfoAid
Developer: Enys Mones
Price: Free
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Refugee Phrasebook interactive

Small translation app with about 1100 useful phrases for communication between refugees and supporters. More than 30 languages supported.

Works OFFLINE

Link to Google Play Store:

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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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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:
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speakfree
speakfree
Developer: speakfree Inc.
Price: Free
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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:
The app was not found in the store. 🙁
Link to Google Play Store:
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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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Alles klar by Memorando

Get help with translations from German locals, especially in Berlin!

Quote from the Google Play Store text:

“Make translation as mobile as you are with the Alles Klar Android App! Alles Klar opens the door for non-German speakers and assists with translations, registrations, opening a bank account, understanding letters and other complicated bureaucratic procedures. With over 800,000 refugees in Germany we believe our mission is to connect German speaking users with refugees. Making translation easy and accessible for everyone.

Message refugees or translators directly with Alles Klar app! Once you selected “contact” you are directly connected with each other and can set up meetings or submit documents for translation.

For refugees:

• Fast access to translators all around Berlin
• Meet each other in person or ask for help digitally
• Get support in registration such as banks, registration offices, phone providers, housing, Schufa and more
• Connect with native speakers and locals
• The app is absolutely free of charge!”

Link to Google Play Store:

Memorado - Alles Klar
Memorado - Alles Klar
Developer: Memorado 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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Integreat

Regional information from authorities and supporter groups of several German cities (Augsburg, Bad Tölz, Düsseldorf, Main-Taunus-Kreis). Simply choose your city and get local information relevant for refugees. Get important information from authorities as push messages. Different languages.

Works OFFLINE

Integreat
Integreat
Developer: Tür an Tür
Price: Free
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Refoodgee

Refoodgee connects refugees with locals. Locals can themselves register with this app to invite refugees for cooking. Refugees register as guests, locals as hosts. Exchange recipes, share stories and improve your language skills.

 

Link to Google Play Store:

Refoodgee
Refoodgee
Developer: Memorado GmbH
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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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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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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Hope Austria

Guide for refugees with information about Austria: trains, accommodation, maps, contacts.

Quote from the description in the Google Play Store:

“Welcome to all refugees in Austria! We made a small and useful app that helps you through your way to Germany and provides you with some information about our country and culture. Also you can find information about asylum, trains, translation and routing apps and how to get things done here!”

 

Link to Google Play Store:

The app was not found in the 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.

 

Link to Apple Store:
Welcome-App Dresden
Welcome-App Dresden
Price: Free
Link to Google Play Store:
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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:
Welcome App Germany
Welcome App Germany
Price: Free
Link to Google Play Store:
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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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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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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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