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MANILA, Philippines – Volunteers from all over the world are once again stepping up to help Filipinos affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit), and many of them are doing it without even stepping foot in the country. Online volunteers from the …

Rappler teams up with Standby Task Force for Project Agos Read More »

Soon after the earthquake struck on April 25, volunteers began monitoring Twitter, Facebook and other social media for reports from Nepal. Some worked to translate them; others posted to maps and Google docs to help guide responders in the stricken …

Virtual Volunteers Use Twitter And Facebook To Make Maps Of Nepal Read More »

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, it killed more than 10,000 people in a matter of hours. Dale Kunce, a senior geospatial engineer for the American Red Cross, was scrambling stateside to map the tragedy for first responders. The Philippine …

How The Candy Crush Of Data Is Saving Lives In Nepal Read More »

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 »

Aid workers in Nepal deserve to be commended for being on the front lines of the country’s worst earthquake disaster in 80 years. For most people though, getting on a plane to Nepal is less of an option. But don’t …

Can I Volunteer For The Nepal Earthquake? There Are Lots Of Ways To Help & You Can Even Work From Home Read More »

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