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North Rhine-Westphalia application helps refugees find their way

North Rhine-Westphalia, one of Germany's Federal states, created an application to welcome refugees. Both the desktop and mobile versions combine general and basic information from the state's authority that would help refugees settle in more easily.

In the true spirit of "Germany Says Welcome", the app is designed as an open-source product and is therefore made available to the public. North Rhine-Westphalia has been the first state authority to use the source code. Other states, cities and towns are free to use the code to develop their own refugee apps. Among other functionalities, the app contains a Frequently Asked Questions section, maps, an online collection of the most common words and phrases in German and an emergency contact list.

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