Social Workers Across Borders is a Hong Kong NGO founded after the December 26, 2004 Tsunami hit South East Asia. The NGO works mainly in post-disaster areas to provide emotional and mental health support.
SWAB sent several teams to the areas affected by the Wenzhou Earthquake in 2008. That was it's first major project in the Mainland.
Since 2013, SWAB began a training for its "Heart Partner" Mainland China program, which sends people to work in disaster-affected areas. 693 people making up 42 teams have been sent to disaster-affected areas as part of this program.
Other areas that SWAB sent teams to include Taiwan, Qinghai, Gansu, Shenzhen and Chongqing, responding to typhoons, earthquakes, and landslides and floods.