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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w2eu.info

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Countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Tunisia, United Kingdom.

Website: http://www.w2eu.info/

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Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, France and Turkey.

 

Meaning of the map markers:

  • Red markers are most urgent.
  • Orange less urgent.
  • Yellow has people onsite, but everything ok.
  • Blue is informational or places where not enough info is available.

Website: http://www.RefugeeMap.com

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first-contact.org

first-contact.org is a really great website which provides refugees with essential information during their journey.

It covers data and information about NGOs and situation reports about all countries in Asia an Europe, refugees might pass.
Countries covered: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Greece.
Available in Arabic, English and Pashto.
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Available in 8 languages: English, German, French, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Dari and Tigrinya.
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speakfree
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Developer: speakfree Inc.
Price: Free
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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!”

 

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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:
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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.

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

• Display your position and orientation on the map
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• 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:

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