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Disaster response gets boost from AI, crowdsourced data Please follow and like us:

Online volunteers help prepare the ground for Nepal emergency relief   Please follow and like us:

Impact Platform Standby Task Force (video) Please follow and like us:

MicroMappers: Towards Next Generation Humanitarian Technology

Check out this great piece on some big things happening in the digital humanitarian community. Each response is an opportunity to identify our best practices, hone our tools and enhance our capacity. Standby Task Force is honored and excited to

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 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 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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Moving testimony on the damage that digital activism can wreak…on ourselves

I can’t add much to this powerful piece by Cameran Ashraf, but I think many of us will recognise what he describes – whether from our own experiences, or from seeing some of our own digital humanitarian friends and colleagues

How the UN Used Social Media in Response to Typhoon Pablo (Updated)

Cross-posted from Our mission as digital humanitarians was to deliver a detailed dataset of pictures and videos (posted on Twitter) which depict damage and flooding following the Typhoon. An overview of this digital response is available here. The task of our United

Summary: Digital Disaster Response to Philippine Typhoon

Cross-posted from The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) on December 5th at 3pm Geneva time (9am New York). The activation request? To collect all relevant tweets about Typhoon

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