Refugee Site/Die Seite für Geflüchtete

Intercultural Calendar with all Holidays 2020:

Intercultural Calendar with all Holidays 2021

 For the latest rules of the Corona Protection Ordinance 

see link below or Everswinkel APP

Cross-Cultural Afternoon Meeting 

for Parents and their Kids 


Tuesday, November 24th, 16:00 - 18:00 hrs.


Haus der Generationen (HdG), Nordstraße

Responsible Organizers: Haus der Generationen (HdG), Gemeinde Everswinkel, zwinkel

Contact: Maria Hirnstein, zwinkel, 02582/7474  

>>> Due to Corona no meetings at the moment <<<

Bildergebnis für kostenlose cliparts nähen 

Sewing is fun

>>> Provisionally suspended <<<

Pictures taken in autumn 2018


Freude über den beachtlichen Erlös und die Spenden aus der Masken-Nähaktion (v. l.) bei Susanne Müller (Flüchtlings-Initiative), Nsrin Shekho, Bürgermeister Sebastian Seidel, Chirhat Rstom, Christa Leuer (Aktion „Familien in Not“), Najeia Shekho, Arwa Masrieh, Carmen Günnewig (Integrationsbeauftragte der Gemeinde Everswinkel) und Pia Eggert (Wirtschaftsförderin der Gemeinde Everswinkel); das Foto entstand unmittelbar vor dem neuerlichen Lockdown. (privat)

















Freude über den beachtlichen Erlös und die Spenen aus der Masken-Nähaktion (v. l.) bei Susanne Müller (Flüchtlings-Initiative), Nsrin Shekho, Bürgermeister Sebastian Seidel, Chirhat Rstom, Christa Leuer (Aktion „Familien in Not“), Najeia Shekho, Arwa Masrieh, Carmen Günnewig (Integrationsbeauftragte der Gemeinde Everswinkel) und Pia Eggert (Wirtschaftsförderin der Gemeinde Everswinkel); das Foto entstand unmittelbar vor dem neuerlichen Lockdown. (privat)

Quelle: WN 29.06.2020

Quelle: WN 28.05.2020

Wir bedanken uns von ganzem Herzen bei allen,

die sich an der wunderbaren Masken-Nähaktion beteiligt haben.

Ihr seid klasse!

 We would like to, wholeheartedly, thank all of you 

who participated in that wonderful project

'We will sew mouth-nose masks for the people of Everswinkel'.

You are great!

 Newspaper article about refugees 

sewing for their fellow human beings in Everswinkel:


Quelle:WN 30.04.2020

For USEFUL TIPS scroll down, please. You will find:

links to legal information, consumer tips, etc.

Quelle: WN 09.11.2019

Quelle: WN 26.10.2019

Quelle: WN 21.09.2019

Quelle: WN 14.09.2019

Quelle: WN 23.08.2019

Quelle: WN 16.08.2019

Quelle:WN 03.08.2019

Quelle: WN 27.07.2019

Quelle: WN 20.07.2019

Quelle: WN 28.08.2019

June 22nd - A visit to the "Allwetterzoo" Münster, 

made possible by the local newspaper "Westfälische Nachrichten"


Quelle: WN 06.07.2019

Visit to the "Allwetterzoo" in Münster, made possible by sponsoring

What an experience! Two coaches, booked by the Everswinkel "Flüchtlings-Initiative", took more than one hundred participants to the "Allwetterzoo" in Münster. Seven FI-volunteers and the HdG-team in charge accompanied the group. This trip was made possible by a donation from the local newspaper "Westfälische Nachrichten", and from project funds. All the participants had lots of fun at the zoo, enjoying the perfect weather and having pleasant talks.


# 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, ...

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:

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:;jsessionid=560A84E66256C0DCCF2F000857CB3678.2_cid322

>>> 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:
>>> 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:

    >>> Have you lost a family member when fleeing from your home country?:

> 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:

>>> Cross-cultural TV-programme (German/Arabic): 

>>> General Refugee Guide:

>>> Vocabulary: W100255_Refugees_Welcome_Wortschatz.pdf

>>> On swimming:

>>> First German phrases and words (in English, French, Arabic):

>>> Information for young refugees in North Rhine-Westphalia:

>>> 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):

>>> 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: