ICOON for kids

HALLO! Our new cheerful ICOON for kids-poster for refugee children is ready! Discover the world and German language with our colorful symbols, showing lots of useful items for school, living, eating or playing together with the German description. The A1 poster is made for pre-school and school children up to age 10, intending to build positive bridges through presenting items which the children already know from home and also can find in their new surrounding. It was created in cooperation with ABWAB – the first arabic newspaper in Germany – and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. The poster is FREE and can be ordered directly at the foundation calling +49-(0)22 41/24 60

3. edition of 15.000 ICOON for refugees books printed

3. edition of the ICOON for refugees picture dictionary

We are very happy about your ongoing interest in our aid-project: the „ICOON for refugees picture dictionary“. Your great engagement, initaitive and drive also enabled our small team to print the new 3. edition of 15.000 books. 10.000 new books are already donated to refugees and aid-organisations. Should you be in need of new books, we are very happy about your message!

We are proud to say, that your work and the help of so many great and small supporters made a current total edition of  65.000 ICOON for refugees books since November 2015 possible. Thank you so much for your support!
All the very best!
Your ICOON-team

2nd edition of 20,000 books printed


Warm thanks to all supporters who made the 2nd edition of 20,000 books possible this spring! Since December we were able to support refugees and their helpers with totally 50,000 free books (big thanks to Paritätischer Gesamtverband and DRK!). As the demand for books is so large, we keep on collecting 1 Euro per book for the third edition on: http://www.icoon-book.com/shop/

ICOON for refugees on the road


Almost 30,000 ICOON for refugees books arrived at their destinations – making communication better. Thank you all for your support! The Android-App is also successfully online: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.amberpress.icoon.refugees And: due to the tremendous response we are having for ICOON for refugees, we are currently preparing the SECOND EDITION for February 2016. You can still support the printing of new books on http://www.icoon-book.com/shop/Buecher/ICOON-for-refugees.html

our books just arrived


30,000 ICOON for refugees picture dictionaries JUST ARRIVED at our doostep!!! we are sooooo happy!!! :))) 1,200 symbols for better communication

the first draft


The first draft of our ICOON for refugees picture dictionary is done. What a challenge: 52 pages with 1,200 symbols containing icons for diverse diseases like scabies, polio, dorsalgia, trauma also for headdresses (hidschab, burka) and – very important for us – new symbols for peace, democracy and law.

DONE! 23,023€!

ICOON-for-refugees-23023-books-crowdfunding-campaign-successDONE! 23,023€! The crowdfunding campaign is over. Now 23,023 ICOON for refugees books can be printed. Wow! Our small book is getting a big impact because of YOU. This shows how much communication and understanding matters for all of you – especially now in these politically difficult situation. Thank you all for your great support and feedback. Also a big THANK YOU to our partners: The Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband, Red Cross, Goethe Institut, Einfach Mensch Sein, text & form and Startnext. We are working hard on having the books ready mid of December – we will keep you posted…!

successfully funded


ICOON for refugees is successfully funded!!! At least 10.000 books can be realized now! We are so happy! Thank you for your trust, support and enthusiasm. Our campaign is still running until Nov 20th! every additional euro is = one more book!