Flüchtlingsinitiative Everswinkel

Refugee Site

Cross-Cultural Afternoon Meeting for Parents and their Kids

Next meetings at HdG in 2018:

29.05., 26.06.,

from 16:00 to 18:00 hrs


Responsible Organizers:

Haus der Generationen (HdG), Gemeinde Everswinkel, zwinkel




"Ramadan Mubarak!

Next Get-Together in HdG:

Friday, May 25, 2018, 16:00 to 18:00 hrs: All about the "Red Cross" ("Red Half-Moon") - First Aid, What to do in Case of Emergency...

Bicycle Workshop

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 16:00 to 18:00 hrs, HdG

Calendar with German, Christian, Jewish, Islamic,

and other Holidays 2018:


New e-mail-addresses for HdG:




Comic "Stop Deportation" for your information

Berlin Refugee Movement“ have created and published

Comic for refugees a in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Romanes, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Turkish. The comic offersuseful and important facts for refugees, threatened by deportation, but also for their friends in need.



# The Personal Liability Insurance (Haftpflichtversicherung) offered by the local authority (Rathaus) ends as soon as a refugee has received his/her Residence Permit (Aufenthaltsstatus), i.e. when he/she receives support by the Job Center.

Consequence: He/She must take out an insurance himself/herself!

# You should ensure that your account (e.g. at Sparkasse/Volksbank) has sufficient funds available at your direct debits, e.g. for your rent (Abbuchungsermächtigungen für z.B. Miete), since your financial institution will charge considerable fees immediately. Keep in mind that the first payments by the Job Center might take some time!

Consumer Tips / Check list with consumer tips for refugees in English and Arabic

- What do I have to pay attention to in terms of my bank account?

- How can I find disguised costs in my cell phone contract?

- What do I do when I receive a demand for payment?

- What is important to know when I first move into an apartment?

- ...

In addition, there are six Arabic video clips explaining topics, such as foodstuff, banking, personal liability insurance, cell phone contract, first private apartment, spare time activities, ...


Magazine for Young Refugees in Europe: "Vice"

In cooperation with UNHCR, the "Vice" magazine has recently published 16 articles written by young refugees. The texts were translated in nine languages. The refugees report about their daily routines, their interests, and their hobbies. "Vice" wants to show that young refugees are diverse - just like any other group of people - and that they do not describe themselves by means of being refugees only.


Integration Team Established

Representatives of the FI (Flüchtlings-Initiative/Refugee Initiative), the refugees themselves, and the local government staff have established a joint team to support peaceful coexistence in our village as well as back the integration of our new fellow citizens.

4 Refugee representatives, Heba Abdah, Alaaedin Aljalali, Ahmed Alkhader, Jafar Shekho,

2 Representatives of the local government staff, Thomas Stohldreier plus NN,

2 FI Representatives, Gaby Höft and Herbert Schulze (plus Maria Mettelem and Susanne Müller as their deputies)

will be meeting regularly in order to take up problems, discuss requests, suggestions, and ideas.

How to get in contact:

Haus der Generationen HdG, Nordstraße, Telephone: 02582 / 8004, or via e-mail: [mailto:info@hot-everswinkel.de]

Written suggestions (in any native language) shall be thrown into the mailbox at the HdG (please add name and address, or telephone number)

FI homepage: www.fi-everswinkel.de / "Kontakt", or [mailto:post@fi-everswinkel.eu]

The Integration Team are looking forward to receiving ideas and suggestions, and commit themselves to seriously looking into any problem.









Quelle: WN 27.10.2016

The German Basic Law / Constitution in Arabic:

Das Deutsceh Grundgesetz auf Arabisch.pdf


>>> Self-Help Group for Refugees and Migrants with Mental Problems (traumata, depressions, anxiety disorders...)

Call this number: 0228 71 00 24 25 (help available in these languages: Arabic, English, and French)

Consultation by phone:

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 to 12:00hrs and 14:00 to20:00 hrs

Friday: 10:00 to 12.00 hrs and 14:00 to 18:00 hrs

Via e-mail: seelefon@psychiatrie.de

Psychological consultants will answer within 48 hours (save weekends).

>>> Protection against Discrimination in Germany. A Guide for Refugees and New Immigrants (English)

Multi-lingual guide: http://www.antidiskriminierungsstelle.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/publikationen/Refugees/Fluechtlingsbroschuere_englisch.html;jsessionid=560A84E66256C0DCCF2F000857CB3678.2_cid322

Arabic law advice will be availble soon.

>>> New APP for female refugees suffering from domestic violence

Information available in German, English, Kurdish, Pashto, and Arabic on counselling services and police stations as well as on women's rights in Germany


>>> Free cross-cultural app available: www.ankommenapp.de
>>> Multi-lingual flyer released by "Welcome to Europe" on deportation back to Afghanistan:


Independent Advice Centres für Refugees 2016-09-28 001.jpg

>>> Guide for Your First Weeks in Germany: https://www.ankommenapp.de/

      >>> Have you lost a family member when fleeing from your home country?: www.tracetheface.org

> or  DRK-Suchdienst Fachinformation_Familienzusammenführung Flüchtlinge_13.06.2017.pdf

>>> Save the data of your smartphone before it gets lost/stolen: 


>>> Kitchen Vocabulary: Küchenwörterbuch Guten_Appetit deutsch arabisch.pdf

>>> Two brochures on the German school system: http://ki-koeln.de/languages/

>>> Cross-cultural TV-programme (German/Arabic): http://www.n-tv.de/marhaba

>>> General Refugee Guide: http://www.refugeeguide.de

>>> Vocabulary: W100255_Refugees_Welcome_Wortschatz.pdf

>>> On swimming: http://www.dlrg.de/informieren/regeln/download-uebersetzungen.html

>>> First German phrases and words (in English, French, Arabic): http://www.refugeephrasebook.de/

>>> Information for young refugees in North Rhine-Westphalia: http://www.youngrefugees.nrw/

>>> App - First Steps in German (9 languages: Arabic, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Kurmanci, Pashto, Tigrinya, Urdu):


>>> Zanzu: My body in words and images (in English, French, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Polish, Shqipja, Romanian, Spanish, Dutch): http://www.zanzu.de/de

>>> Basic Information for Eritreans: Basisinfo 3amhar Eritrea.pdf

>>> Basic Information for Arabic-speaking Refugees: Basisinfo 3arab.pdf

How to deal with Waste in German and Arabic:

>>>>> Plastics / Plastik:

Gelbe Tonne Liste deutsch-arabisch.pdf

>>>>> Paper / Papier:

Papiertonne blau Liste deutsch-arabisch.pdf
Papiertonne grün Liste deutsch-arabisch.pdf

>>>>> Residual Waste / Restmüll:

Restmülltonne deutsch-arabisch.pdf

>>>>> Biodegradable Waste / Biomüll:

Biotonne Liste deutsch-arabisch.pdf

>>>>> Heating / Richtig heizen:


Impressive speech by Nour Machlah aus Aleppo/Syrien at EU-Parliament, first published by YouTube on May 25, 2016 (subtitles by EU-Parliament:


"Nour Machlah is 25 years old. With the beginning of the war in Syria, he fled to Libanon, then on to Turkey. Meanwhile he ist studying in Portugal."WN_13.05.2017_Steht der Islam für Liebe oder Gewalt.jpg