Earthquake affecting Nepal

As many of you will be aware a substantial earthquake struck Nepal at 06:11 UTC today 25 April 2015. This earthquake is expected to have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Likelihood of activation

We are highly likely to be activated very soon

Please keep an eye on your emails, the Ning, Facebook and the main Skype chat.

We’ll keep you informed as the situation develops.

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We will be asking for volunteers to join an advance team and get everything ready. If you’d like to be part of that, please use the same sign up link and tick the advance team box.

This link is only available to SBTF members.

The role of Standby Task Force

The Standby Task Force has not yet been activated.

We are in contact with key responding agencies. And we are preparing on the assumption that we will be activated

We are very aware that this comes close on the heels of two verys substantial deployments. That said, responding rapidly to humanitarian crises is what we are here for. We know you will want to apply your unique skills and capability to help the people of Nepal.

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