Originally founded in 1993 in France as Traducteurs sans Frontières by Lori Thicke and Ros Smith-Thomas to link the world’s translators to vetted NGOs that focus on health, nutrition and education, Translators without Borders (TWB) is a U.S. non-profit organization that aims to close the language gaps that hinder critical humanitarian efforts worldwide.
The effectiveness of any aid program depends on delivering information in the language of the affected population. By maintaining a global network of professional translators, TWB helps non-profit organizations overcome communication barriers, increasing access to critical information and services while fostering a climate of understanding, respect and dignity in times of great need.
Since 2011, TWB has increased its translation capabilities from just a few languages to more than 190 language pairs. TWB currently works with over 3,800 translators and has translated over 40 million words as part of humanitarian crisis response, and health and education services.
Translators without Borders is a non-profit organization supported entirely through volunteers, grant funders and generous donors and sponsors. We invite you to learn more about their work and join their efforts.