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.

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

We support poor and disadvantaged women, men and communities in developing and transition countries in their efforts to improve their living conditions.

Through development cooperation, we support women and men in improving their livelihoods themselves
in a sustainable manner.

We promote equitable access to the resources and services necessary for life and thus contribute to overcoming the root causes of poverty. We uphold the protection and promotion of social, economic, political, environmental and cultural rights and responsibilities and seek to ensure their practical implementation.

We support our partners in engaging in development policy issues.

HOPE- HOmeless PEople

HOPE (short for HOmeless PEople) is a formal, legal organization, registered in Brussels and the next step is to get funding for future meetings and activities. The aim is to meet at least twice a year to debate homelessness and possible solutions.
The organization is meant as a supplement to the already existing NGOs by being a direct link between the homeless and these organizations as well as being their personal homeless network. We are also in the role as advocates and lobbyists for all homeless in Europe.
Our views for the future is to work to let HOPE grow to a fully fledged organization working full time to give the homeless of Europe maximal support.

Humana People to People

Humana People to People organizations have been active for up to 32 years with long-term development projects within Education, Agriculture and Rural Development, the Fight against AIDS, Community Development, Environment and Economic Development.

Humana People to People has placed itself in the frontline of development. Being a part of civil society in many countries in good times as in bad has earned the organizations a solid reputation of seriousness in the development work among people, within the governments, in national and international organizations alike. The Humana People to People organizations have extensive experience in implementing development programs of many different kinds and under difficult conditions, in making things happen and in doing what it takes to reach the set goals. These are qualities needed in the frontline of development.

The combined efforts of Humana People to People organizations in Europe and North America and those of Africa, Asia and Latin America have resulted in more than 360 development projects in operation in the beginning of 2011. They involve 11.5 million people and have 8.300 employees in 10 countries in Africa, 3 countries in Asia, and 3 countries in Latin America. In addition to this, 13.2 million people buy clothes from the 2nd hand clothes trade in 6 countries in Africa. In 26 countries in Europe and North America, Humana People to People member organizations protect the environment through collection and reuse of second hand clothing.

Humanitarian Leadership Academy

Our mission is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries.

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy will work with the humanitarian sector and new partners from the technology industry, private sector and universities to help communities become more resilient in the face of disaster and give them the training and skills to respond to crises in their own countries.

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Inc.

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team [H.O.T.] is a new initiative to apply the principles of open source and open data sharing towards humanitarian response and economic development. We operate both in crisis preparedness and response and in local capacity building and community strengthening

Icelandic Red Cross

We work on diverse projects abroad and choose projects evaluated depending on where it is most needed at any given time.
What do we do?
- Assistance available
- Clothing Projects
- Helpline 1717
- disaster
- first aid
- mental health
- obstetrics

Impact Initiatives

IMPACT Initiatives is a leading Geneva based think and do tank, created in 2010 and firstly operationalized in 2012. IMPACT is a member of the ACTED Group.

Through its action, IMPACT aims at shaping practices and influencing policies in humanitarian and development settings, in order to positively impact the lives of people and their communities. We do so by co-constructing and promoting knowledge, tools, and practices which enable better decision-making by key aid stakeholders. In all our work, we promote the use of settlement approaches as a catalyst for more effective aid action. We believe that by understanding settlements through the lens of community dynamics, governance structures and socio-economic relationships, we can impact lives of people, improve communities’ development pathways and contribute to a fairer world.

Infectious Diseases of Poverty

The journal of Infectious Diseases of Poverty aims to build on the “One health - One world” approach to publish original and empirical work, including scoping reviews and original articles on trans-disciplinary research to combat the infectious diseases which affect mainly the poor populations. Our objectives are to: (1) review a wide range of topic areas, methods and strategies aiming at to essential public health questions related to the IDPs; (2) identify and assess the research base underlying important current and future public health options, choices and decisions in relation to the IDPs; (3) identify and highlight information divergencies and research gaps that hinder progress towards new interventions for particular public health problems; (4) facilitate the much needed dialogue between policy makers, public health practitioners, control staff and academic researchers and their donors; and (5) provide an advocacy platform for the translation of new knowledge into policy, propose research priority settings, and promote large-scale programmes to combat the IDPs.

Innovations For Poverty Action

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.


INQUEST is the only charity providing free expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, as well as advising lawyers, agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Our specialist casework includes death in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question. We are reliant on donations and grants, without which we could not carry on our vital work for truth, justice and accountability.