For my BCS translator colleagues — the following was shared by an ATA colleague working with Translators Without Borders. Please consider volunteering if you’re able. Contact information in body of post:
Humanity Road (http://humanityroad.org/) is in active response to extreme flooding and urgent needs emerging from the recent flooding in the Balkans region. The organization has reached out to Translators without Borders (www.translatorswithoutborders.org) for additional language assistance. They have requested an activation in support of Balkan languages (Croatian, Serbian and particularly Bosnian).
This is for a three day activation — beginning tomorrow for Wed, Thurs, Fri May 21, 22, and 23^rd . This is in support of identifying and matching urgent needs with aid providers or solutions. The activation will require approximately two hours a day or more depending on their own availability to query, respond or collect for reporting needs. We estimate needing two or three translators for a three day period. They will be added to our skype response window.
If you can help in this emergency please respond directly to Cat Graham firstname.lastname@example.org and Rebecca Petras email@example.com (please specify the language(s) you can assist with).
Translators without Borders is in urgent need of additional volunteers who can help with the translation of medical and other texts into Bosnian. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to volunteer.
Please feel free to share this information with anyone else who may be interested.
Background (or search Balkans flooding): http://balkanist.net/live-updates-balkan-floods/