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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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Oklahoma May 2015 deployment.

Following the recent severe weather in Oklahoma recently (resulting in widespread flooding and damage) we have activated a small team to offer communications support to affected communities as well as responding organisations. One of the first organisations that got in

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Vanuatu deployment sitrep March 30.

Our first team member has been on the ground for 24 hours and has established contact with local partners as well as other responding organisations. Meeting with CNS (local IT company in Port Vila), they are providing DTL with equipment

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Wireless site surveys in disaster zones.

It was in December 2012 at the start of our deployment following hurricane Sandy that we carried out our first wireless signal survey. Our Sandy response effort in the Rockaway area of New York City was our first one in a 1st

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Moore Oklahoma, one year on.

It is year ago today that a devastating EF5 tornado tore through parts of Oklahoma and devastating the town of Moore. However what escaped most peoples attention is that the damage wasn’t limited to Moore alone. Even before it hit

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Connecting the Beaver Crossing NE relief effort.

Disaster Tech Lab has been requested to assist the relief effort in Beaver Crossing Nebraska. We will be providing Internet access and related services to the Team Rubicon volunteers working there and if possible will also set up a location

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April 2014 Baxter Springs KS deployment AAR.

Following the conclusion of our deployment to Baxter Springs Kansas we’ve now completed our AAR (After Action Report). The report can be downloaded here.

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December 21st Philippines update: Bantayan.

The last 9 days have seen our work in Cebu has seen a lot of progress.  On December the 13th Sean arrived from Dublin together with a big bag of medical supplies. Sean’s primary task was to carry out a

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Philippines progress update.

Progress has been made but there is much more to do! Yesterday our Swedish volunteer Rickard departed for home and handed over the tech work to Eric who had arrived from the US the day before. Yesterday also saw Sean,

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I’m Rickard one of the volunteers! #guestpost

Hi I’m Rickard Sellstedt, I’m one of the volunteers with Disaster Tech Lab in Northern Cebu. My trip to the Philippines first started as a vacation but since I was here during the tyfoon I saw all the damage by

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