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This is the second edition of the 3W report. Published May 2 2015. We also have a low bandwidth version available. Please contact justine@standbytaskforce.com skype:fidget01 to request access.    

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 …

Update #6 on our deployment for Nepal Read More »

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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 …

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

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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. …

Update #5 | Nepal earthquake deployment | Extended until May 6 Read More »

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This is the first edition of the 3W report. Published May 2 2015. We also have a low bandwidth version available.

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Here are some of the key stats for our work to support Nepal Over 400  people are currently working on the deployment. Round the world. Round the clock. We’ve divided into separate teams working on Urgent Needs, Photo & Image …

Update #4 to Nepal earthquake deployment | Extended until May 6 Read More »

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We’ve been receiving messages from people wanting to find out how they can get to Nepal and provide practical help with the search and rescue tasks. Though we totally understand the urge to help, the very clear official advice is …

We deploy online. Join us. Read More »

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Shortly after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, social media services lit up with unverified reports of people trapped and buildings damaged. But how could humanitarian organizations know where to respond first? How could they know which accounts …

Online Fact-Checking Tool Gets a Big Test with Nepal Earthquake Read More »

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 …

Small successes in Nepal Read More »

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This is a bit more of a personal update than we normally send out. For much of today I couldn’t play an active role in the deployment. I was travelling across the UK and though I tried to keep in …

Update #3 on Nepal earthquake deployment Read More »

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