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German App for Migrants Teaches Critical Info, Language Skills

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    Hundreds of migrants wait in a tent to continue their registration process at the central registration center for refugees and asylum seekers LaGeSo (Landesamt fuer Gesundheit und Soziales - State Office for Health and Social Affairs) in Berlin, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.

    There’s a new smartphone app that aims to help give basic information, language and customs to migrants and refugees streaming in to Germany from Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and other war-torn countries, NBC News reported.

    “Ankommen,” meaning “arrive” or “come across,” is free on Google Play and will be available on the iOS system soon. It’s available in several different including English, Arabic and German.

    Basic lessons in German and German culture are provided, with information on the various offices of the government with which migrants will have to interact.