The Welcome! App for Refugees Translates So Locals and Newcomers Can Connect

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 20, 2016
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Applauded by the Northern Europe chapter of the UNHCR, this social app for refugees helps newcomers to Sweden connect with locals and start rebuilding their lives by integrating themselves into a new community. Swedish social app Welcome! translates in real time, effectively addressing the language barrier between new friends. This would be helpful in a number of countries as states around the globe deal with the ongoing refugee crisis.

The Welcome! app helps refugees and recent immigrants connect with locals so they can learn about their new home. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the app for refugees allows users to reach out by posing or answering a question. Locals can post activities and events new arrivers can participate in. Welcome! also has a chat feature, which uses Bing-powered auto-translate to communicate in real-time.