This glossary includes terminology for Rohingya, Rakhine, Myanmar, and English. View and use the glossary here.
The organizations will develop scalable language technology to address ongoing humanitarian crises DANBURY, Conn., USA – 7 August, 2019. Translators without Borders (TWB), with the support of Microsoft Philanthropies, is working to develop innovative language-focused solutions that can be used to help the over 177 million people who live in areas affected by humanitarian crises. These […]
Only 25% of surveyed women understand Hausa, yet communications mechanisms rely on the language. DANBURY, Conn., USA – 24 July, 2019. In a recent report, TWB recommends that humanitarian responders use multilingual audio communication in northeast Nigeria. Audio communication is essential for humanitarians and internally displaced people to share information. But the research reveals that right […]
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Humanitarian responders need to use local languages to communicate effectively with crisis-affected people living in Beira, Mozambique DANBURY, Conn., USA – 23 May, 2019. Translators without Borders (TWB) found that 33% of people surveyed in Beira, Mozambique lack the information they need following Cyclone Idai, in a language they understand. Humanitarian responders should understand the […]
People affected by the conflict in linguistically diverse northeast Nigeria need to give and receive critical information in multiple languages. Options for doing so are currently limited, but rethinking how humanitarians use audio messaging to reach their intended audiences could change that. Research shows that audio is the most widely understood communication format among internally […]
Portuguese – Ndau – Nyanja – Sena – Shona – English During a crisis, humanitarian responders and crisis-affected people need to communicate effectively. In the linguistically diverse, low-literacy context of Mozambique, key concepts and terms can create confusion and misunderstanding if not properly translated. TWB glossaries are designed to help bridge this communication gap by […]
To communicate with people affected by Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth, humanitarian responders need to know which languages people speak, and where. They need to know which formats are best to use when communicating with women, or less literate communities. Mozambicans speak more than 40 languages, and most women and many men cannot read or […]
Cisco funding increases focus on developing language technology to improve two-way communication DANBURY, Conn., USA – 26 April, 2019. Translators without Borders (TWB) has received funding from the Cisco Foundation, the corporate social responsibility partner of the global technology leader, to scale up Gamayun, the language equality initiative. The initiative uses advanced language technology to […]
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 […]
Winners ensure people worldwide have access to knowledge in their own language DANBURY, Conn., USA – 17 April 2019 Translators without Borders (TWB) has announced the winners of the seventh annual Access to Knowledge awards. These dedicated individuals and organizations donate their time, passion, and skills to make sure people around the world have access […]