List of non-profits

Translators without Borders supplies voluntary or low cost translation services to humanitarian organisations. The following is a list of some of the non-profit organizations served.

Action contre la Faim

Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental, non-political, non-religious, non-profit organization. It was established in France in 1979 to deliver aid in countries throughout the world. The aim of Action against Hunger is to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable children, women, and men.

Action contre la Faim intervenes in the following situations:

* In natural or man-made disaster that threatens food security or that results in famine;

* In situations of social/economic breakdown, linked to internal or external circumstances that place groups of people in extremely vulnerable positions;

* In situations where survival depends on humanitarian aid.

http://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/

Enfants du Mékong

Since 1958, Enfants du Mékong has sustained children in South-East Asia

* 518 scholarship programs
* 90 long-term development projects
* 30 French volunteers in Asia

Schooling sponsorship is the best way to prevent life on the streets, prostitution, forced labor and drug abuse.

Enfants du Mékong sponsors 22,000 children and sustains 60,000 children in Vietnam , Laos , Cambodia , Thailand and the Philippines.

Médecins Sans Frontières (Switzerland)

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters.

MSF received the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its members' continued efforts to provide medical care in acute crises, as well as raising international awareness of potential humanitarian disasters.

START NETWORK

The Start Network is a consortium of 24 leading NGOs working together to strengthen the humanitarian aid system.
The consortium works in three areas: Start Fund (financing for emergency response); Start Build (strengthening civil society capacity); and Start Beta (creating platforms for partnerships and learning).
The network extends to nearly 7,000 partner agencies, comprised of over a million staff working in 200 countries and territories. Our objectives aim to help civil society innovate, adapt and respond to the growing demands of the future.

The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust

Employing all communications technologies to reach and transfer health and nutrition knowledge directly from and to the whole community.

Our projects deal with broad programmes involving large numbers of people, and they often cite statistics to discuss the health concerns of these people. We wish to remember, then, that every statistic is comprised of a large number of individuals – individuals loved by their families and communities, and individuals who (or whose parents) work hard to contribute to those communities. Too many of these individuals die before having a fair chance at life while many others who live are left to lead a life forever handicapped by a childhood of hunger, illness and both physical and mental underdevelopment.

Behind all our efforts is the principle that every individual matters, that life is a precious gift and every unnecessary and avoidable death is a great tragedy and moral challenge.

We also wish to remember that health education is at its core an attempt to value life and each individual, and that a new order of health can be achieved to save these lives, which is our prime goal and purpose.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 20 million articles (over 3.82 million in English alone) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site, and it has about 100,000 regularly active contributors. As of July 2011, there are editions of Wikipedia in 286 languages. It has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet.

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an American non-profit charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, and organized under the laws of the state of Florida, where it was initially based.

The Wikimedia Foundation's stated goal is to develop and maintain open content, wiki-based projects and to provide the full contents of those projects to the public free of charge.

A Rocha International

The first A Rocha project began in Portugal in 1983. A field study centre and bird observatory was established near the Alvor estuary and it has now been visited by thousands of people from many countries. All over the world, Christians are realizing that important habitats and their wildlife urgently need protection and so new A Rocha projects have started in other parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Australasia. The international cross-cultural strength of the Christian community has been making a unique contribution, not least as communities struggle to reconcile the need to protect biodiversity with their hopes for sustainable development.

A Rocha projects have a community emphasis, bringing together people from widely differing backgrounds to work towards common goals.

ACAPS (The Assessment Capacities project)

The Assessment Capacities project (ACAPS), is dedicated to improving assessments of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crisis through the provision of context-specific information and analysis. ACAPS delivers:
- Independent analysis to support evidence-based decision making for humanitarian operations: a weekly Global Emergency Overview of all ongoing humanitarian crisis and Disaster Needs Analysis that assess specific disasters and their impact.
- Deployment of experts to support assessments in crisis.
- Capacity development of humanitarian actors to carry out better needs assessments.
- Methodological tools: innovative approaches to collect more reliable and timely data.

ACAPS (The Assessment Capacities project) MMP

The Assessment Capacities project (ACAPS), is dedicated to improving assessments of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crisis through the provision of context-specific information and analysis. ACAPS delivers:

- Independent analysis to support evidence-based decision making for humanitarian operations: a weekly Global Emergency Overview of all ongoing humanitarian crisis and Disaster Needs Analysis that assess specific disasters and their impact.

- Deployment of experts to support assessments in crisis.

- Capacity development of humanitarian actors to carry out better needs assessments.

- Methodological tools: innovative approaches to collect more reliable and timely data.

Acción contra el Hambre (España)

Acción contra el Hambre es una organización humanitaria internacional, neutral e independiente que combate la desnutrición a la vez que garantiza agua y medios de vida seguros a las poblaciones más vulnerables.

Nuestra misión es salvar vidas eliminando el hambre a través de la prevención, la detección y el tratamiento de la malnutrición. Desde las crisis hasta la sostenibilidad, enfrentamos las distintas causas de la malnutrición y sus efectos utilizando nuestro conocimiento y experiencia en nutrición, seguridad alimentaria, agua y saneamiento, salud e incidencia política. Todas nuestras actividades tratan de mantener y/o restaurar la dignidad humana.

Nuestra visión es simple: un mundo sin hambre.