Now It Has Hit Nepal Too
Indonesia, China, Haiti, Japan, just to name a few, and now Nepal.
Two quakes of magnitude 7.8 and 7.3 have struck Nepal in the last 3 weeks, killing more than 8,000 people and leaving several other thousands injured or homeless. Humanitarian organizations are already on the field doing all they can to heal the injured, feed and give shelter to the population with no place to go, recover bodies from the rubble and make reconstruction plans.
Why the Role Of Translation Is so Crucial in the Areas Hit By the Earthquake
When a disaster strikes, no one usually thinks about the need for linguistic aid. Why would you need translators when people are dying? You need doctors! Fair enough. But have you ever wondered how the communication between doctor and patient occurs? How does a Nepali father explain to a rescue worker who only speaks English that his child is in need of help in a certain place and needs to be rescued? These people are afraid, lost and destabilized. In addition, foreigners unable to speak their language surround them and they can’t communicate with them even if they absolutely need to. How must that feel?
Translation has the crucial role of enabling mutual understanding and supporting the aid organizations as well as the Nepali media and communication channels to act quickly and efficiently. Translators Without Borders has sent a team of 25 people to the affected areas of Nepali, Newari, and Hindi for translation work. This kind of rescue work lacks in funds and is far from being the most advantageous job. We have a blog post about Translator Without Borders for more information about the organization.
Nepal Need Volunteers
We always think it won’t happen to us. We watch the implacable wave of destruction caused by this or that earthquake on our TV screens, sitting in the comfort of our homes, feeling sorry for the thousands of innocent people who lost their lives for a while, and then we go back to our daily routines, focused only on our own problems. The truth is that we can make a difference. We can spread the word and donate funds to these volunteers translating for humanity.
Here at LingoStar, we support the victims of the earthquake in Nepal and the translators in the affected areas. If you need translations, we translate any kind of document accurately and efficiently in Nepali and more than 100 languages. For more information, contact us by calling 604-629-8420 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your next language-related project. You can also request a free quote via our website dev.lingo-star.com. We are here to help!