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Germany: Smartphone app launched to help asylum seekers in Dresden

A smartphone app has been launched to help asylum seekers find their feet in Dresden, which became the epicentre of anti-immigrant hostility in Germany earlier this year.  The Welcome to Dresden app, developed by two IT companies based in the eastern German city, gives refugees information on how to register with the authorities, get health insurance and find their way around. Peggy Reuter-Heinrich, the CEO of Heinrich & Reuter Solutions, which worked on the app with Saxonia Systems, said there were many initiatives to help refugees integrate, but that more needed to be done to help people when first arriving in Germany. She said the app would help them deal with bureaucracy better than paper documents...

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