To accompany my piece in Fictions "No Escape for Fun", I'd like to share this fantastic initiative Berlin Refugee Help, a collective of volunteers based in Berlin.
The Refugee Phrasebook is a multilingual tool for refugees who just arrived in Europe that provides basic useful vocabulary and sentences related to the most common immediate needs. It currently contains vocabulary in 28 languages, this way it can be of assistance even in case of deportation.
You can contribute in various areas: general, health and law (experts needed).
Currently the phrasebook exists as a set of open sheets in Google Docs. Before they can continue with design and printing, they need to complete the translations. For further information visit the Refugee Phrasebook's website.