Tag: Volunteers

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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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 #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 #2 on Vanuatu for SBTF members and call for volunteers

This is an update on the situation as we understand it with regards to Vanuatu, an assessment of the likelihood of an activation, and a call for volunteers to help with planning and preparation. The situation at 1900 UTC 15

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SBTF Needs You: Rewriting our FAQs, Your Input Needed

It is a great feeling when you are down to those final pieces of a puzzle.  A triumphant buzz runs through you when you understand how something works.  Those moments when the light-bulb shines bright are some of the most satisfying.  We

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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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A Master’s Thesis on the Motivations Behind the SBTF

[Guest blog post by Evelyn Hichens, an SBTF volunteer who has just completed her Geography Msci course at the University Of Birmingham, UK. For her fourth year dissertation she decided to focus on quantifying the motivations behind the volunteers of

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