From the makers of LifeSpots, the RefAid app is for migrants and refugees, and for volunteers and organizations that help them. It shows the location of and types of aid available on a map, with information about the opening days and hours. All of the aid shown in the app is from trusted official aid organizations. The aid is categorized by type including: Legal/Admin/Info; Food; Shelter; Water; particular aid for Parents and Children, Unaccompanied Children, Women and Men; Health; Education; and Toilets and Showers.
The app is currently only available in Europe, the United States and Turkey. The app shows you what is available within 100 miles of you (150 kilometers) of where you are. There are services from more than 5,000 trusted service providers. Some services are available in multiple languages including English, Farsi and Arabic. More languages are coming soon.
- A list of all aid nearby, with a description and location of the services
- A map view of aid nearby, shown by category of aid, using color coded icons
- Push notifications when there is urgent news in a particular location
- Translations in multiple languages, including Arabic and Farsi.
Although registration is required, we do not require user names. We do not collect any information from app users other than email address in order to protect the privacy and security of users. Don't worry we are not going to give this information to anyone (not police, not asylum authorities - no one!).
Please note: continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.