Vital information, in the right language, at the right time.
During a crisis where information and eﬀective communicating are so important, the work of Translators without Borders ensures that humanitarian organizations working within the response are able to get information in local languages to the people in need.
I don’t think any organization by itself, including us, can internally turn around all that information through all those platforms. That is why there is an important link between the work that we do – gathering and providing information – and Translators without Borders, who help us translate all that information.
It is both amazing and also very comforting and inspiring to see people donate their time and skills to defend the principles of action and the ideas of humanitarian assistance.
As Typhoon Haiyan approached the coastline of the Philippines, Humanity Road reached out to Translators without Borders for assistance. Their response to our request was fast and within hours we had our first translation assistance. They helped monitor social media in language and translated text and video messages emerging in social media. The support provided by Translators without Borders helped save lives and also provided message relay support to reunite families who were rescued.
It is extremely important to provide medically accurate and easy to understand Ebola information in a community’s local language. Our posters, leaflets and video materials are being used across West Africa: in shops, hotels and banks, in clinics, hospitals and mining sites. They are also present in airports and at a number of checkpoints. The use of these materials would simply not be so widespread without the work of Translators without Borders to help get this medical advice to the people …
Language is central to all of our education efforts. Health education material is useless to people who cannot understand the language in which it is written. TWB greatly extends the reach of our programs and enables us to fully serve remote areas.
On behalf of Fairstart Global, we wish to thank you for your fantastic work, assisting the efforts to improve foster care and orphanage systems in Japan. Thanks to TWB, our caregiver and leader training programs are now available in Japanese at http://www.fairstartglobaljapan.org and we feel confident that our programs will support efforts to provide Japanese children with quality care educated foster parents. Thanks again TWB for your invaluable help to create quality care for the 100 million child…
It is absolutely critical to our work that we can engage with disabled fans and other stakeholders across Europe, in a language that they understand. As a small team, we can’t speak every language, so we rely massively on Translators without Borders to help us to communicate. Communication is key to everything we do, and that is why Translators without Borders is such an invaluable asset to us.
Media and Communications ManagerCentre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE)
I just wanted to thank you sincerely for all of your hard work coordinating these translations. They look wonderful and have generated lovely responses. I hope we can push them out fast enough to refugees so they really make an impact!
The ability of Wikipedia to provide free, accurate, and accessible health care content to people in their native languages is possible in large part because of TWB.
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