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Aimee Ansari

Executive Director, Translators without Borders

Aimee has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions in large humanitarian and development organizations. She has worked in several humanitarian crises from the Tajik civil war to the earthquake in Haiti, the conflicts in the Balkans to the Syrian refugee crisis and the conflict in South Sudan. Prior to joining Translators without Borders in 2016, Aimee worked with Care, Oxfam, Save the Children and the United Nations.
Lugha Zima La Teknolojia - The Universal Language Of

Lugha Zima La Teknolojia - The Universal Language Of Technology

Mobile savvy Kenyans aren't nervous about technology; new technologies pop-up every day and Kenyans (mostly) accept them - from Uber to M-Kopa to Ushahidi. Ordinary Kenyans, even low income Kenyans, have a sense of what the world outside of Kenya can offer; they know that information is there and that it can help pull the country out of some of difficulties people are mired in now.
12/09/2016 01:03 BST
Leave No One Behind: Lessons From the Corporate Sector on

Leave No One Behind: Lessons From the Corporate Sector on Localisation

"Leave no one behind" and "localization" are big picture ideas that are being widely-discussed at the World Humanitarian Summit next week in Istanbul. But, what does it really mean to leave no one - not one single person - behind? As the head of an organization that began and remains firmly based in the localization industry, I'd like to add my voice to the conversation -it's a conversation vital to everything we do as humanitarians.
23/05/2016 10:59 BST
No Guarantees in South Sudan's Deadly

No Guarantees in South Sudan's Deadly Conflict

Walking into the CARE supported clinic in Pariang, I see a little girl with edema - her belly is swollen because she hasn't got enough to eat. It's been a long time since I've seen a child with edema, and I certainly didn't expect to see one in this part of the country. Of all the places that CARE supports health care, Pariang, in Unity state, has traditionally been the least food insecure.
01/06/2015 09:47 BST
South Sudan: Fear After

South Sudan: Fear After Sunset

"We stay in our tent every night because bad things happen at night here. It's not safe," says Josephine, who sits with her four children in a tent the size of a small closet.
07/10/2014 14:36 BST
Sleepless in South

Sleepless in South Sudan

I smelled the decaying bodies in Haiti after the earthquake and I got ill because of the terrible fumes of the dead buried under buildings in Lebanon after the bombings. That was nothing compared to the massacres and violence happening in South Sudan now. I won't go into the details; they're too gory, too much everything.
02/05/2014 18:18 BST