In 2016 we worked with some wonderful partners to change people’s lives through access to vital information in the right language. We believe that no person should suffer because they cannot access or understand the information that they need.
So lets celebrate TWB with a recap of our year:
In JANUARY we were providing translations in six languages to humanitarian aid agencies responding to the European refugee crisis.
In FEBRUARY we worked with the American Red Cross to translate their First Aid and Hazard Universal apps. These apps help enhance individual disaster preparedness and response to emergencies.
In MARCH we announced the winners of our third Access to Knowledge Awards, in acknowledgement of their outstanding support.
In APRIL we partnered with Global Health Media Project, to bring multilingual health care instruction to practitioners of health through video.
In MAY we attended the World Humanitarian Summit where we advocated for the inclusion of language in humanitarian response.
In JUNE we made an impact with a new video on how Translators without Borders responds to crisis by working with non-profit partners globally.
In JULY we translated the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability into Swahili for partner CHS Alliance.
By AUGUST we had trained over 480 interpreters and translators and we had created the world’s first-ever humanitarian interpreter roster.
In SEPTEMBER we trained 15 Guinean translators so that communities in West Africa can access more health care information in their language.
In OCTOBER following Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, we translated cholera prevention messages into Haitian Creole, for affected communities.
In NOVEMBER we developed the world’s first crisis-specific machine translation engine for Kurdish languages using content from our Words of Relief response in Greece.
In DECEMBER we reached 10 million words translated in one year, something we would not have been able to do without the help of our volunteers and
We’ve had some great successes this year but there is still more work to be done! This holiday season, consider a donation to support the work of TWB.