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We have been activated The deployment starts 1200 UTC Sunday December 6 2015 and will run until 1200 UTC Sunday December 20 2015. NetHope teams are installing WiFi Internet services for refugees. They need information about where refugees are gathering …

The Standby Task Force has been activated to support NetHope’s work to support refugees in Europe Read More »

During our Nepal deployment, a group of 14 UN Online Volunteers joined us. The experiences of two of them have just been published in the UN Volunteering newsletter. It’s a great article. Thanks to all the UN Volunteers who helped out. …

We’re in the UN Volunteering newsletter Read More »

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.     Please follow and like us:

This is the first edition of the 3W report. Published May 2 2015. We also have a low bandwidth version available. Please follow and like us:

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As many of you will be aware a substantial earthquake struck Nepal at 06:11 UTC today 25 April 2015. This earthquake is expected to have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. …

Earthquake affecting Nepal Read More »

Well over 100 volunteers from across the globe dedicated their time and skills online over the past month to support the humanitarian response in Vanuatu. One month ago a category 5 storm swept across many of the islands that make …

One month supporting humanitarian agencies in Vanuatu Read More »

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Activation for Vanuatu starts immediately We have received an activation request from UN-OCHA via the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN). The Core Team believes this meets our activation criteria so we are activating the Standby Task Force immediately. We really need …

Standby Task Force Activation announced for Vanuatu / Pam Read More »

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Disaster responders in the Philippines need your help!   The Standby Task Force is officially deploying in response to a Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) request from UN OCHA to assist with media monitoring and mapping for Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), a super typhoon …

New SBTF Deployment for Typhoon Yolanda Read More »

Kirk Morris, Melissa Elliott, Jeannine Lemaire – SBTF “On Friday, June 1st, USAID’s GeoCenter and Development Credit Authority (DCA) launched the Agency’s first-ever crowdsourcing initiative to pinpoint the location of USAID DCA loan data. Forty people came to USAID’s Innovation …

SBTF/USAID – A Partnership – The Future of Digital Volunteers? Read More »

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