Data collection is the foundation of humanitarian programs, informing humanitarian response plans, program design, and safeguarding measures. If the data is inaccurate, humanitarian action may be misconceived, unaccountable, inefficient, and ultimately lacking in impact for those most in need. Language plays a critical but largely overlooked part in data quality. Translators without Borders (TWB) is […]
Refugees have a right to information and two-way communication in their own language, in a format they understand, and through channels they prefer and trust. In the past year, access to information has improved in the Rohingya refugee response as a result of an increased humanitarian focus on communicating with communities. Yet language barriers and […]
English – Bangla – Chittagonian – Rohingya – Burmese Translators Without Borders (TWB) is excited to be releasing the latest version of its glossary for field workers and interpreters working on the Rohingya humanitarian response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. This glossary is designed to assist field workers and interpreters working on the Rohingya humanitarian response […]
Updated glossary supports response with gender-focused language advice DANBURY, Conn., USA – 3 October 2018. Translators without Borders (TWB), in collaboration with Oxfam International and CARE International, is launching new gender-focused language guidance for the Rohingya refugee crisis. This language support, which is provided in the TWB Glossary for Bangladesh app, gives refugees, aid workers, […]
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The new role strengthens the organization’s translation and community model to provide vital support to aid workers and vulnerable populations in local languages DANBURY, Conn., USA – 14 September 2018. Translators without Borders (TWB) welcomes Stella Paris to the position of Community and Translations Manager. In this new role, Stella will advance the organization’s mission […]
New additions to language app help those in the mental health and psychosocial support sector communicate with people affected by crisis in northeast Nigeria. DANBURY, CT USA – 28 August 2018. Translators without Borders (TWB) has released the latest version of its glossary for northeast Nigeria. TWB is an international non-profit that supports people affected […]
Carte linguistique en français On 1 August 2018, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola virus in Mangina, North Kivu Province. Four cases of Ebola had been confirmed by laboratory testing, and 20 people had died of hemorrhagic fever in the area. Ongoing insecurity in the area […]