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

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

We’re in the UN Volunteering newsletter

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.

Second 3W report: Agencies responding to Nepal

This is the second edition of the 3W report. Published May 2 2015. We also have a low bandwidth version available. Please contact skype:fidget01 to request access.     Please follow and like us:

First 3W report: Agencies responding to Nepal

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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Earthquake affecting Nepal

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.

One month supporting humanitarian agencies in Vanuatu

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

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Standby Task Force Activation announced for Vanuatu / Pam

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

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New SBTF Deployment for Typhoon Yolanda

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

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

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

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