A HAMPSHIRE translation company has been honoured for its charity work with refugees and the victims of humanitarian disasters.

Sandberg Translation Partners (STP), based in Whiteley, has been providing support to the charity Translators Without Borders (TWB) since 2010.

As a result, it has received the charity’s 2017 Translator’s Donor Award for the vital help it has given in breaking down communication barriers between refugees and aid workers.

Sandberg has supplied help during disasters including the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.

It has also donated translation and project management time to the UNHCR (The UN refugee agency) – providing more than 35 translators and interpreters to Nordic countries during the ongoing European refugee crisis.

More recently Sandberg staff assisted authorities during the Grenfell Tower tragedy, providing Tigrinya, Amharic and Somali interpreters to help people from the east African community.

Company chairman Jesper Sandberg said: “We are very proud to have partnered with Translators without Borders.

“The work that they do makes a genuine difference to the lives of those caught up in humanitarian crises both at home and abroad and we feel very privileged to be a part of helping make that happen.”

STP also provided $1,000 of annual financial support to TWB as one of its bronze sponsors.

Aimee Ansari, executive director at TWB, said: “Our work provides meaningful and critical support that allows the core work of a wide range of non-profit and aid organisations to be more impactful and to better serve communities. Without the hard work and donations from companies such as STP, this simply wouldn’t be possible.”