As thousands of refugees come to Europe, they are facing a new challenge: a language barrier.

This is not “a problem.” It is, in fact, a collection of problems. Refugees have walked thousands of kilometers to reach safety, but they can still feel far apart. As those people pass through many countries, the face a language barrier. We - the police, the helpers, the volunteers - need to deal with this barrier now. We all need to talk.

A group of volunteers with a migrant background in Berlin ...

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