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Humanity Road Activity Update Report

Humanity Road (HR) monitors man-made and natural disaster around the globe. Here is what has been monitored and accomplished in the past 2 weeks:

In the past 2 weeks our volunteers were monitoring:

  • 7.9 Earthquake – Nepal (ongoing)
    • Nepal has been struck by 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Lamjung District of Nepal, which was followed by several strong aftershocks
      • Death toll has climbed to over 3,000
    • HR volunteers shared information from public officials as well as monitoring social media, collecting, documenting and relaying urgent needs information.
      • Situation Reports were shared with Relief Web, Apan & Standby Taskforce
      • Volunteers fluent in Nepali are searching social media for urgent needs and information
    • The focus remains on underserved communities; urgent needs cases, especially medical cases; hospital damage and needs; reunification numbers and sites; and embassy helplines for foreigners
    • A mutual aid project with Translators without Borders has been established
  • 6.1 Magnitude Seaquake – Crete, Greece
    • The HR team monitored social media, and “the Did You Feel It?” link was shared
    • Reports of shaking were evident in social media but no reports of damage or injuries
    • Preparedness tweets shared
  • Severe Weather – New South Wales (NSW), Australia
    • Volunteers monitored severe weather affecting Hunter, Sydney, Central Coast & Illawarra regions of New South Whales
    • Three people were killed in Dungog, emergency services had received more than 6,500 calls for assistance, conducted 80 water rescues, and over 200,000 people were without power
    • Twitter accounts to follow were posted, and situational awareness messages from official sources were amplified
    • Animal assistance information was also amplified along with Facebook sites focusing on lost and found pets

Other Humanity Road activities in the past 2 weeks:

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