Tag: Activation

End of our deployment for hurricane Maria in Dominica

On the 19th of September, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Dominica as a Category 5 Hurricane, leading to widespread devastation throughout the island. The Standby Task Force was activated by UN OCHA to consolidate and geolocate imagery for

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Standby Task Force is deploying for Hurricane Maria response efforts

On Monday, September 19th, Hurricane Maria started hit the island of Dominica after rapidly speeding up from a Category 1 to a Category 5 hurricane. Prime Minister Roosevelt  Skerrit addressed his nation from Antigua Thursday afternoon, saying the storm was

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End of Our Deployment for Hurricane Harvey

On the 25th of August, Hurricane Harvey struck the United States as a Category 4 storm, and wreaked havoc in Texas. The Standby Task Force was activated as part of the DHN (Digital Humanitarian Network) to support First Responder efforts

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Standby Task Force is deploying for Hurricane Harvey rescue and response efforts

We have been activated to support a First Responder Agency with rescue assets to collect information for Search and Rescue efforts as well as Pollution Response data including spill events that lead to contamination. Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Matthew final update

Data from Haiti-SBTF-Hurricane-Matthew On October 4th, we activated in order to respond to Hurricane Matthew. At first, the path of this powerful category 4 hurricane was very unpredictable, but it was soon clear that we needed to focus our data collection

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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 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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End of our Refugees in the Balkans deployment

Our work to support Internews in investigating services and information flows for refugees traveling along the Turkey – Balkans – Germany route is now at an end. Helena, the whole Core Team and I would like to thank every single

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Update #6 on Refugees in the Balkans deployment

This is the sixth update on the deployment for refugees on the Balkan route. I will keep it short, I promise. Our deployment ends 18:00 UTC, September 23rd, 2015. This means that we are in the final stretch now. It’s

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