Tag: Earthquake

Update #1 on Nepal earthquake deployment

This is an update on the deployment for Nepal and a brief summary of the situation as we understand it on the ground. The situation in Nepal at 2000 UTC April 25 2015 At 0611 UTC on April 25 a

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News release: Global volunteers prepare the way for international assistance to Nepal

Issued by Standby Task Force 2015 UTC April 25 2015. For immediate use. Just hours after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, a network of humanitarians are working together to support the international response. With significant property damage and hundreds of

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Immediate activation. Earthquake affecting Nepal

A substantial earthquake struck Nepal at 06:11 UTC today (25 April 2015). We are activating as part of the global humanitarian response. Activation started at 1200 UTC 25 April 2015. We have two tasks: task one is to create a

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World Disasters Report 2013: Technology and the Future of Humanitarian Action

The World Disasters Report 2013, just released by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, examines the profound impact of technological innovations on humanitarian action, how humanitarians employ technology in new and creative ways, and what risks and

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How AI, Twitter and Digital Volunteers are Transforming Humanitarian Disaster Response

Great article by Katie Collins on Wired.co.uk on how the Standby Task Force, QCRI, UN OCHA, the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) and others worked together to use the new tool MicroMappers in response to the earthquake that took place in Pakistan

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Social Media, Crisis Mapping and the New Frontier in Disaster Response

A new article on TheGuardian.com Global Development Professionals Network talks about MicroMappers, our new microtasking tool, and how the work by Standby Task Force volunteers during the Philippines Typhoon Pablo deployment contributed to the development of the tool. “There is such

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