This app connects refugees to volunteer translators via Facebook Messenger

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Language barriers can make a refugee’s long journey even more grueling, but a new app is getting them the translation help they need —  wherever they are in the world.

Tarjimly, which launched Tuesday, connects volunteer translators to refugees and immigrants who need to speak with doctors, aid workers, legal representatives and other crucial services in a new country. It acts as a Facebook Messenger bot, allowing for easy, real-time translations on any smartphone.

When they need help, refugees and immigrants just need to message the bot and choose their language, and Tarjimly will pair them with an appropriate translator. Read more…

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