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  • Blog Post: Harnessing Disruption: The power of IT for disaster response

    By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft Some of the largest humanitarian relief organizations met this week in Luxembourg to discuss using technology to prepare and respond to emergencies. The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster , led by the World Food Programme...
  • Blog Post: Tropical Storm Isaac

    By Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response Situation Analysis: August 29, 2012 Recently downgraded to a Tropical Storm, many continue to watch and track the progress of Isaac, which made landfall Tuesday evening in the U.S. Gulf Coast.  At landfall the storm was a...
  • Blog Post: National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Are you ready?

    The U.S. National Hurricane Center has named May 27th –June 1st National Hurricane Preparedness Week . Eastern Pacific hurricane season kicked off on May 15th and Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1st, both lasting through November. As residents in potentially impacted communities and response...
  • Blog Post: How technology is helping distribute food in Japan

    Food shortages and distribution issues have become a major problem in the aftermath of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In many areas, supermarket shelves are empty, particularly as people stock up on food and other items as they face uncertainty around the nuclear situation in the country...
  • Blog Post: How Microsoft Can Help You Prepare and Respond to a Natural Disaster

    By: Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response Supporting humanitarian relief and disaster response efforts is core to our commitment to develop technology solutions, tools, and practices that can foster social and economic change. That’s why we want to make it easier for...
  • Blog Post: How can you help when a natural disaster strikes?

    By the Microsoft Disaster Response Team Following the devastation of a natural disaster, one of the first questions people ask is how can I help? The challenge is most response organizations require pre-training for disaster relief volunteers so many are unable to provide volunteer assistance during...
  • Blog Post: Volunteers deliver laptops to support relief efforts in Japan

    NetHope, Microsoft, Dell, HP and InterConnection Partner to Deliver Laptops to Rescue Workers in Japan Guest post By Gisli Olafsson, NetHope Emergency Response Director Communication is the lifeblood of rescue operations in Japan. Without the ability to share information and collaborate in real...
  • Blog Post: Responding to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

    By Kari Sherrodd, Senior PR Manager, Microsoft Citizenship In a post today on the Microsoft Disaster Response Blog, Microsoft Disaster Response Senior Communications Manager Molly Bull shares a list of resources for those who wish to support nonprofit organizations providing aid to those affected...
  • Blog Post: Helping You Prepare for a Natural Disaster

    By: Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response The devastating tornados that recently tore through communities in Texas and Oklahoma reinforce the importance of both preparedness and aiding in relief efforts during times of natural disaster. Today also marks the start of...
  • Blog Post: Our thoughts are with the people in Japan

    It is with great concern we are seeing the images from Japan. The scene of the devastation is quite amazing. It will be a while for all of us to get a full sense of the disaster and its impact. Our team in Japan was in fact hosting a conversation with 30 NGO representatives from our Community Technology...
  • Blog Post: Skype’s Disaster Response Platform

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, we’re hosting the Microsoft Vision Center a dedicated facility that not only showcases the latest technology from Microsoft and our partners, but also shows how technology is being used to address many of the world’s most pressing problems. One of the most...
  • Blog Post: Relief organizations to share real-time needs during disaster response through Microsoft’s “Notes From The Ground”

    By Microsoft Disaster Response Team On the heels of Microsoft’s Local Impact Map announcement , we are pleased to share that we are now also able to provide relief organizations with the ability to broadcast stories and highlight needs during times of disaster through a tool called Notes from the Ground...
  • Blog Post: Computerworld Honors Microsoft’s Disaster Response Portal

    By Microsoft Disaster Response Team Recently our team had the opportunity to attend the Computerworld Honors Program which recognizes organizations that use information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. Event attendees came from organizations...
  • Blog Post: Lessons From a Social Media Lead: Using Tech to Prep

    Microsoft has a long history of working with leading humanitarian response organizations dedicated to disaster preparedness and recovery. This week we are proud to team up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help raise awareness of resources, tools, and tips that can help you stay...
  • Blog Post: Supporting relief efforts in Japan

    We have all been shocked and saddened by the images and reports coming from Japan. It is a human tragedy on a massive scale. To help support ongoing relief efforts, Microsoft is making an initial commitment of $2 million, which includes $250,000 in cash as well as in-kind contributions such as...
  • Blog Post: September is National Preparedness Month

    By the Microsoft Disaster Response Team “We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” – Petra Nemcova , Disaster Survivor and Founder of Happy Hearts Fund ...

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