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Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern part of the country on 25 April 2019, the strongest storm in Mozambique’s recorded history and the second in five weeks. Strong winds, rainfall, landslides, and flooding are expected at the time of writing, endangering lives and livelihoods. In the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, people affected need to obtain critical […]
Sexual exploitation and abuse continue to occur in humanitarian contexts worldwide. We believe that language can help prevent it. Preventing abuse starts by making the rules on sexual conduct clear and available in languages people can understand, so everyone knows what is acceptable. The international humanitarian world’s coordination body, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), developed […]
In the early hours of 15 September 2018, Typhoon Mangkhut struck the Philippines, with the eye of the storm crossing Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island. The storm, locally known as Ompong, primarily impacted the northern Cagayan Province, including the towns of Baggao and Lasam, with sustained winds of 120 miles […]
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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 […]
English – Bangla – Chittagonian – Rohingya – Burmese This glossary is designed to assist field workers and interpreters working on the Rohingya humanitarian response in Bangladesh. It aims to improve communication between aid workers and the Rohingya community by providing clear and accurate translations of useful terminology that you can carry in your pocket. […]
Erupción del Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala – Mapa lingüístico de la crisis en español On 3 June 2018, the Fuego volcano, 40 km from Guatemala City, erupted. Preliminary reports from CONRED, the national disaster authority, recorded 65 people killed and close to 2,000 people in shelters. More than 1.7 million people have been indirectly affected by […]
DANBURY, CT USA – 31 May 2018. In light of recent media reports of systemic failures to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector, Translators without Borders (TWB) is proud to have supported the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Task Team to help address the issue. TWB worked with the Task Team on Protection […]
Carte linguistique en français On 8 May 2018, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola virus in Bikoro, Équateur Province. Preceding the declaration, two cases of Ebola had been confirmed by laboratory testing, and seventeen people had died in the past five weeks of suspected viral hemorrhagic […]
BBC Media Action, Internews, and Translators without Borders are working together to improve two-way communication between the Rohingya refugees, the host communities and the humanitarian actors. What Matters? provides a snapshot of feedback received from affected community members, to assist sectors to better plan and implement relief activities with communities’ needs and preferences in mind. […]
This dashboard is an interactive tool to help humanitarian organizations better plan their communication strategies and language support. Developed by Translators without Borders, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team in Maiduguri, the dashboard can help aid workers make data-informed decisions to communicate with and support the crisis-affected […]