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Poll: Would you accept to provide interpreting services in a conflict zone?
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Mykola Khandoga  Identity Verified
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And how is it going? Apr 5, 2016

Maksym Petrov wrote:

I've already been doing it for nine months.

Hope you do fine there I miss our games of Preferans


Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
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Nooo! Apr 5, 2016

I was during the Bosnian War in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a voluntary interpreter. It was very hard. No more again!

But during the Marmara Earthquakes (1999) I was soldier in Turkish Army and interpreted for rescue teams. That was OK.

[Edited at 2016-04-05 15:05 GMT]


Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
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Lucid comments Apr 5, 2016

I don't provide interpreting services. Proz's byline could be changed to The translation and interpretation workplace.

I would stay away from armed conflicts. Of course, when I was young, I thought differently.

One might think, when young, that one is doing an altruistic thing, risking her life for the good of others. It is easy to forget, as a young person, that other people already depend on us staying alive. We just don't see it when we are that young.


Victoria Britten  Identity Verified
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If... Apr 5, 2016

IF I lived in a conflict zone, and IF my languages were useful, then yes, without hesitation. I'm not a trained interpreter, however, so it wouldn't be any high-end diplomatic stuff; I'm more imagining the kind of thing that just basically helps people of different languages to communicate with each other. But I have neither the training nor the courage to hop on a plane and head to the heart of horror.


Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Other Apr 5, 2016

If I offered interpreting services, I definitely would.


Hussein Dayow Idow  Identity Verified
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yes, Apr 6, 2016

already did it for 11 months but I prefer in a safer zone. is not easy outside there. is very shocking.


Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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no Apr 6, 2016

but I'm just starting to work in the refugee camps in France providing support for the refugees as a volunteer

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