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One month supporting humanitarian agencies in Vanuatu

Well over 100 volunteers from across the globe dedicated their time and skills online over the past month to support the humanitarian response in Vanuatu. One month ago a category 5 storm swept across many of the islands that make

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Update #5 on Vanuatu (second deployment)

The situation at 1500 UTC April 11 2015 What a weekend. On the one hand loads of volunteers are taking part in our “polygon-a-thon” (that’s what Joyce calls it) to help the government of Vanuatu and the World Bank get

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Update #4 final push for micromappers for Vanuatu (second deployment)

This is an update on our current activation to undertake housing damage assessments in Vanuatu. The situation at 1700 UTC 10 April 2015 One final push now. Thank you so much for all your hard work so far. You can

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Update #3 on Vanuatu (second deployment)

This is an update on our current activation to undertake housing damage assessments in Vanuatu. The situation at 1400 UTC 9 April 2015 We have more images! After a rather frustrating wait for new images to be uploaded (not complaining,

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Update #2 on Vanuatu (second deployment)

This is an update on our current activation to undertake housing damage assessments in Vanuatu. The situation at 0700 UTC 8 April 2015 The situation hasn’t changed much since the last update. It’s a challenge to get the images out

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Update #9 on Vanuatu and confirmation that we have stood down

+++ Stand down for Vanuatu deployment as of 2300 UTC 22 March 2015 +++ It’s been a very full week (and then some) When it became clear that TC Pam had hit Vanuatu on Friday 13 March 2015, members of

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Update #8 on Vanuatu and on our deployment there

Status of our deployment Our deployment has been extended until 2300 UTC Sunday. Our MicroMapping work has ended but volunteers are still mapping data where this will be useful to responders. Like this map of hotels and their status (open/damaged/closed

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Update #7 on Vanuatu and on our deployment there

Status of our deployment We thought it was time to give you a flavour of the difference you volunteers are making on the ground: Our relevant information has been uploaded to humanitarianresponse.info (the UN-OCHA online repository)  All responders now to

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Online volunteers extend their work to support response in Vanuatu

Volunteer network Standby Task Force will extend its deployment in support of Vanuatu until Sunday 22 March 2015. The deployment has originally been expected to end on Friday 20 March 2015. The Standby Task Force, a network of volunteer “crisis-mappers”

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Update #6 on Vanuatu and on our extended deployment there

+++ Activation EXTENDED until 2300 UTC SUNDAY 22 March 2015 +++ We know this is a big ask when so many of you have already worked so hard. We thought long and hard about this. We know this is the

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