A collection of helpful apps for smartphones as well as websites. Apps include language help and phrasebooks, maps, aid resources, and government and NGO websites. Primarily European resources but the site includes some resources for North America. You can filter by platform (IOS, Android), locations and topics. Apps for Refugees is a growing collection and is in Beta.
Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.
LiNK is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that provides support, information, and resources for North Korean refugees. Rescue Teams in South Korea and Southeast Asia support North Korean refugees leaving North Korea or China. In South Korea and the United States, LiNK’s Resettlement Assistance Program connects resettling refugees to resources and support, including counseling, financial assistance, health services, and community gatherings.
I’m Your Neighbor is a project which promotes the use of children’s literature featuring “new arrival” cultures and groups to engage the entire community in a discussion of commonalities and differences. The project features a recommended list of books and an evolving list of engagement projects for educators, librarians, and community organizations who seek to build bridges.
Broad list of services and offerings that libraries across Europe. Good programs to model services on. Not comprehensive but good information across the board.
Whitepaper looking at issues surrounding library services to refugees. It offers more of an analysis of issues than solutions but is well researched and a good basis for understanding.
Great list of books to help children understand the refugee crisis. Would be a wonderful way of developing empathy and useful both for storytime to refugees and their caregivers and for the community that is supporting them.
The official website of the REFORMA Children in Crisis project, working to get books and school supplies into the hands of detained unaccompanied minors. Includes resources and suggestions for setting up similar programs. First line service to children in detention centers.