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Hurricane Matthew update 1

Our activation To my British ears “Matthew” sounds like a nice, quiet, respectable sort of character. Hurricane Matthew certainly isn’t any of those things. Ferocious winds and rain are affecting many communities across the Caribbean with flooding, tidal surges and

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SBTF is activating to collect information on Hurricane Matthew

Several countries in the Caribbean are bracing for Hurricane Matthew, a powerful category 4 hurricane. While the trajectory and the severity of the hurricane is unpredictable, it has already started causing flooding and damage in several places. We at the

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Ecuador earthquake: end of 3W Deployment. Volunteers please stand by.

On Saturday 16th April, a powerful earthquake hit Ecuador.  On the 18th, the Standby Task Force Core Team agreed to self-activate to start collecting data for a 3W report that could support humanitarian actors coordinating an efficient response strategy. For

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SBTF Update #2 for the Ecuador Earthquake

Our 3W (Who is doing What, Where) is being published on Silk!   SBTF is fortunate to have thousands of dedicated volunteers that spend a lot of time during disasters researching information and carefully entering it into our Google Sheets.

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SBTF is self-activating to collect information on the Ecuador EQ

On Saturday 16th April, a 7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador around 7pm local time. The Core Team of the Standby Task Force is in touch with various organizations on the ground, as well as with the international responding communities. There seems

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TC Zena: Storify

We’re experimenting with gathering data in Storify. We’d appreciate any feedback on this approach. [View the story “Tropical Cyclone Zena – Fiji” on Storify] Please follow and like us:

Who is doing what, where to help refugees in Europe

Just before Christmas, we built a picture of what services are available for refugees traveling to and across Europe. This was a spin-off from the deployment we were working for NetHope which involved building data about what was happening in targeted

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Online volunteers are working online to help connect people travelling to and through Europe as refugees

Volunteers from across the world are sorting through news articles, social media posts and other online sources of information to build a picture of where refugees are and what some of their needs are. The volunteers are from the Standby

The Standby Task Force has been activated to support NetHope’s work to support refugees in Europe

We have been activated The deployment starts 1200 UTC Sunday December 6 2015 and will run until 1200 UTC Sunday December 20 2015. NetHope teams are installing WiFi Internet services for refugees. They need information about where refugees are gathering

Afghanistan – Pakistan earthquake: we are preparing in case of activation

UPDATE: 1400 UTC Tuesday 27 October Stand down for Afghanistan – Pakistan earthquake October 2015 It is unlikely that SBTF will be activated to support the response to the Badakshan earthquake. The Pakistan government has indicated that it does not

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