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Hurricane #Irma response.

Disaster Tech Lab has begun planning a preparations for a response to hurricane Irma. Irma is currently making it’s way across the Caribbean leaving destruction in it’s wake. The hurricane is classified as a Category 5 and is set to

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Hurricane Harvey response.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED NOW! After monitoring how hurricane Harvey developed for the past few days we have decided that the situation warrants staging a team and equipment nearby for rapid deployment once the situation stabilises. We are asking volunteers with a

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New project: IT networking training for refugees.

Disaster Tech Lab is proud to announce our latest project as part of the refugee crisis response; an IT networking course for refugees! With the majority of refugees spending longer periods in the camps across Greece while awaiting the results

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Amatrice (Italy) earthquake response.

  An earthquake, measuring 6.2 ± 0.016 on the moment magnitude scale, hit Central Italy on 24 August 2016 at 03:36:32 CEST. Its epicentre was close to Accumoli, with its hypocentre at a depth of 4 ± 1 km, approximately 75 km (47 mi) southeast of Perugiaand 45 km (28 mi)

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Louisiana Flood response.

The state of Louisiana is has been hit by what some have descibed as a “once in a 1000 year” flooding. So fra 11 people have died, over 30,000 had to be rescued, there are 8,100 people sleeping in shelters

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Extending the Lesvos network.

Our team worked on improving our network on Lesvos last week. One of the big steps in this was connecting the network backbone to the University of the Aegean’s network in Mytilini. This link is adding an additional 500Mbps backhaul

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New Project: ICT training for refugees.

As part of our ongoing involvement in the refugee crisis response across Greece we are shortly launching a new and exciting project. During this two week project we will provide ICT training for a number of refugees residing in the

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Project manager for Lesvos wanted!

Our current project manager on Lesvos is moving to Athens so we are in urgent need of a volunteer with solid computer networking skills to take over. You will be expected to manage the WiFi networks that we have installed

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June 2016: Refugee Crisis response update.

As our refugee crisis response enters its ninth month is is time to share a summary of what we have done so far as well as our future plans. First some numbers; so far we have installed equipment in 9

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Ecuador earthquake response.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on the central coast of Ecuador on 16 April 2016. The epicentre was 16 miles SSE of the town of Muisne. As of April 24th 654 people have been killed, over 12,500 injured and in

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