One reason that Semantix has chosen to support Translators Without Borders (TWB) – besides the fact that their core activities match ours – is how they work together with other aid organisations. By specialising in what they do best – translation – TWB contributes with meaningful, much-needed support, meaning that a large number of non-profit aid organisations can focus on their core activities – helping vulnerable people – and as a result, make a bigger difference.
One example of where TWB made a difference is their cooperation with the World Health Organization during the Ebola epidemic. At this time, healthcare information and other things were translated into 30 languages. The aim was to expose the false rumours in circulation about Ebola that hindered the aid organisations’ work.
During the on-going refugee crisis in Europe, TWB has collaborated with the UN refugee agency –UNHCR, Internews, IFRC, MercyCorps, DRC, Oxfam, Save the Children and many more, by providing them with translations around the clock into languages such as Arabic, Kurdish, Urdu, Dari, Pashto and Tigrinya.
The work of TWB focuses on areas such as crisis management, development, translator training and lobbying.
Translators Without Borders is a unique organisation that
- supplies translations to non-profit organisations within areas such as crisis management, healthcare and education
- increases capacity in its field by training new translators in languages where there is a deficit
- increases awareness of why language is such an important factor of humanitarian work.
For more information contact
Angelika Kjelldorff, Head of Human Resources
+46 (0) 8 506 225 31, firstname.lastname@example.org