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:

Apple Store link:


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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

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:

Developer: Enys Mones
Price: Free
Helpful app for refugees? is a web plattform where supporters can offer their private rooms as accomodation for refugees. It not only focuses on the help for refugees but also on the cultural exchance and better integration of refugees.

Countries covered right now: Germany, Austria, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Poland, Italy.


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