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TC Zena: Storify

We’re experimenting with gathering data in Storify. We’d appreciate any feedback on this approach. [View the story “Tropical Cyclone Zena – Fiji” on Storify] Please follow and like us:

July newsletter: for SBTF members

We’ve published an update for SBTF members. It’s the first of what we hope will be a monthly newsletter. It’s available here: July SBTF newsletter but you’ll need to be a SBTF volunteer to read it. If you aren’t a

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Small successes in Nepal

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

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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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Online volunteers extend their work to support response in Vanuatu

Volunteer network Standby Task Force will extend its deployment in support of Vanuatu until Sunday 22 March 2015. The deployment has originally been expected to end on Friday 20 March 2015. The Standby Task Force, a network of volunteer “crisis-mappers”

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Online volunteers logon to support humanitarian effort in Vanuatu

Volunteers from across the globe are working online to support the humanitarian response in Vanuatu. Vanuatu was hit by the category 5 storm Pam on Friday 13 March. The Standby Task Force, a network of volunteer “crisis-mappers” has started work

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Over eighty countries represented as citizens mobilise to help in disaster situations

Volunteers from 85 countries collaborated online to assist humanitarian organisations in 2014 according to the Standby Task Force annual report (available as a PDF). The Task Force is a network of over 1300 people who give up their time to

The UN Dispatch highlights the Standby Task Force

The UN Dispatch is blog from the United Nations Foundation. Their posts inform readers worldwide of global initiatives, important topics and the latest news in the humanitarian field. Their latest post features the Standby Task Force! This January 2015 issue,

SBTF Nominated for UK Women in IT Awards 2015 – Corrected

The Standby Task Force has been shortlisted for the United Kingdom Women in IT Awards 2015, an award that recognizes the outstanding innovation achieved by women in the IT industry. SBTF has been nominated under the category Advocate of the

SBTF Calls for Filipino Diaspora support on Typhoon Hagupit | Ruby

Are you in the Philippines or part of the Filipino Diaspora? The Standby Task Force needs your help to identify, report and locate critical issues for rescuers and relief workers. We are looking for are short and actionable bits of

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