With the current refugee crisis, there is a great need for multilingual health information in Germany and throughout Europe.
The following links provide access to reliable information in German and multiple other languages, to ease communication between refugees, support persons and health care providers. Many of the sources listed will also be useful for other groups in Germany or elsewhere in Europe, including migrants, exchange students, EU Blue Card holders and tourists.
As the refugee crisis unfolds, Germany is currently welcoming a huge influx of people fleeing their homelands.
Refugees arriving in Germany have a long, arduous journey behind them. Some are injured or have been abused, and disease is easily spread in the difficult conditions faced by mentally and physically exhausted people. Adding to the confusion and hardship, the legal situation for refugees seeking health care in Germany is not always readily understood.
Here are some pointers in English and German on the legal aspects of medical care for refugees in Germany.