Tag: emergency

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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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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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 #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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Small successes in Nepal

Much of the work of the Standby Task Force is, rightly, in the background supporting the overall response. We collate data and produce maps. We do also get involved in more specific human stories though. Locating trapped children Last night

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Al-Jazeera’s Crisis Map of the Snowstorm Emergency in the Balkans

In the Fall of 2011, Al-jazeera partnered with the SBTF to produce a crisis map in response to the earthquake in Van, Turkey. Earlier this month, our colleagues at Al-jazeera got in touch with the SBTF again, this time seeking support

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SBTF Wins Technology and Innovation Award for Libya Crisis Map!

[Guest blog post by Gisli Olafsson, NetHope] On August 2nd, the International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) announced the winners in their European and Global Awards for 2011. The Libya Crisis Map effort received in both the European and the Global competition the first

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