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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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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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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 …

News release: Global volunteers prepare the way for international assistance to Nepal Read More »

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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” …

Online volunteers extend their work to support response in Vanuatu Read More »

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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 …

Online volunteers logon to support humanitarian effort in Vanuatu Read More »

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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 …

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

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, …

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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 Nominated for UK Women in IT Awards 2015 – Corrected Read More »

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 …

SBTF Calls for Filipino Diaspora support on Typhoon Hagupit | Ruby Read More »

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