Tag: Standby Task Force

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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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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Update #2 on FSM/TC Maysak and call for volunteers

When you have been away from the deployment for a while (because you have been asleep for example) you read back through the Skype chat window to see what was happening while you were out. This is a great thing

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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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Our deployment is complete

We have produced our final 3W reports. The data has gone to many, many humanitarian organisations and will be used to assist and accelerate the coordination of humanitarian groups on the ground. We have processed an extraordinary range of data

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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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Can you or, someone you know, help us verify reports from Nepal?

We are receiving a potentially overwhelming number of urgent requests. While in Nepal  responders have difficulty moving around. There have been occasions where a team has taken a full day to reach an area only to find other responders are

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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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