The COVID-19 Comms Appeal
An urgent multilingual response for global health
The rapid spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic is fueled by misinformation and a lack of accurate, timely information
The World Health Organization calls this an “infodemic” and it’s a major obstacle to fighting this disease.
At Translators without Borders, we’re helping aid organizations all over the world to communicate reliable, life-critical COVID-19 information in languages and formats that people will understand.
This work saves lives and helps “flatten the curve”, globally.
But we need your help.
The demands for our work are far out-stripping our ability to meet them.
We must urgently build up a surge fund to be able to deploy resources quickly, wherever they’re most needed—and to create lasting language resources to accelerate and amplify humanitarian responses everywhere.
Amazing, generous, people like you are stepping forward to support our work.
Now it’s your turn!
By donating today you will help enable our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and support all of our work wherever the need is greatest.
How your donation will help
- We’re translating COVID-19 information: We’re working with partners to translate critical public-facing content into languages and formats that more people can understand. For live data on the scale of our translation work and the number of languages supported, visit our COVID-19 translations page.
- We’re mapping language diversity: Aid groups need to know which languages are spoken in any given region. We’re developing maps that visualize languages and literacy levels globally, to help guide COVID-19 communications. See our interactive language map here.
- We’re monitoring social media: To help public health experts stop the spread of rumors and inaccurate information, we’re monitoring COVID-19-related social media conversations in multiple languages.
- We’re building a multilingual COVID-19 glossary: We’re developing a multilingual, plain-language glossary of key COVID-19 terminology to support clear, consistent public information. Visit our growing COVID-19 multilingual glossary here.
All of this is urgent work that will make a direct impact on millions of people worldwide. Your support will help us ramp up the battle against COVID-19 today and help combat similar crises for many years.
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Translators without Borders is fighting the spread of COVID-19 by getting critical information to the world in as many languages as possible. The WHO said, “This is not just a pandemic, it’s an infodemic.” Learn about and support this important work here: https://translatorswithoutborders.org/COVID-19_appeal
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URGENT APPEAL Translators without Borders is fighting the spread of COVID-19 by getting critical information to the world in as many languages as possible. The WHO said, “This is not just a pandemic, it’s an infodemic.” Learn about and support this important work here: https://translatorswithoutborders.org/COVID-19_appeal
You’re a COVID-19 first responder
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Stuck at home, wondering what you can do about the pandemic? This is what you can do.
Help TWB fight the communication gaps that cripple humanitarian responses.
Even if you’ve never raised funds before, you can make a real impact. And we can help you get started.
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