Our director was recently in Tallinn for an EUATC conference, and whilst she was there she attended a fundraising party for the organisation Translators without Borders. This really got us inspired to spread the word about the amazing work they do.

Translators without borders is an incredible non-profit organisation that aims to ensure that language is not a barrier in people getting the help they need. Their work makes an impact all over the world, getting vital information to millions of people in a language they can understand.

Translators without Borders indicates that there are 39 countries across the world in some kind of humanitarian crisis. Across these countries there are 175,843,646 people in need of humanitarian assistance. This is a staggering number, but getting much-needed aid to these people is complicated by the fact that within these 175 million people, 3,136 different languages spoken are spoken. It is clear then that the work Translators without Borders undertake is vital for so many people all around the world. 

Translators without Borders pursues their mission in three main ways:

1. Translating and creating critical content for humanitarian and development partners around the world.

2. Building awareness of the need to provide information in the right language

3. Building language translation capacity at the local level

Just some of Translators without Borders accomplishments have included:

• Creating Words of Relief, the world’s first-ever global translation network designed to provide linguistic support following crises and disasters. Words of Relief is currently responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh and to the humanitarian crisis happening in northeast Nigeria.

• Establishing a Translator Training Center in Kenya, which to date has trained more than 250 men and women to support civic, health, and humanitarian efforts in the region while providing them with new economic opportunities as translation professionals.

• Translating Ebola messages, posters, and visual/audio announcements from English into seven West African languages, making vital health information accessible to more than 20 million people. 

If you want to support the amazing, lifesaving work that Translators without Borders undertake, you can donate, or raise funds for their work

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