Tag: Deployment

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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Our deployment to support humanitarian assistance to FSM has now begun

As of 09:00 June 23 2015 UTC Standby Task Force has been activated. You can read more about the background to this deployment. We are providing assistance to YPDR from the Philippines. We will be searching for maps and satellite imagery,

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Deployment to support the Federated States of Micronesia starts 0900 UTC 23 June 2015

Background to this deployment Between March 28 2015 and – April 1 2015 a Category Five storm: Typhoon Maysak hit two states in the FSM. The Governors of both states declared states of emergencies shortly afterwards, the president of the

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Update #7 Nepal earthquake deployment

One week on One week ago, at about 09:00 UTC an old friend was at my house having a cup tea when my phone started to go crazy. An earthquake had hit Nepal and, given the magnitude and the location

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Update #6 on our deployment for Nepal

A message we received from a friend   You are living abroad and when natural disaster such as earthquake hits your home, how do you feel? Helpless. That’s right! Helpless, more like you’re hands are tight and unable to help

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Update #5 | Nepal earthquake deployment | Extended until May 6

A short, sharp update We have received 424 applications to join the Standby Task Force since the earthquake hit. We (Joyce in fact) have been processing these as quickly as possible. It’s a really incredible number. Thank you so much.

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Update #4 to Nepal earthquake deployment | Extended until May 6

Here are some of the key stats for our work to support Nepal Over 400  people are currently working on the deployment. Round the world. Round the clock. We’ve divided into separate teams working on Urgent Needs, Photo & Image

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