Indonesia Earthquake Update

Update on the earthquake in Indonesia. A message from Angelo on behalf of World Wide Help – calling out to volunteers.

In response to the Java Quake of 27th May, 2006, we have set up the Java Quake Help Wiki (http://javaquake.worldwidehelp.info) and since it was set up, in the past 24 hours we are coordinating disaster relief operations with major aid agencies and teams on the ground. There’s also a team working with us in setting up sms relay communications into affected areas based on the previous relief efforts in the region.

The wiki has the basic design and structure in place but we URGENTLY NEED online volunteers to help us out with the wiki in terms of the following tasks:

1. Move relevant content from tsunamihelp (tsunamihelp.info and quakehelp.asiaquake.org)
2. Scrape info from the blogs covering the quake on technorati
3 Post translations from helpjogja.net blog to the wiki (via Andy Carvin’s link: toggletext.com)
4. Remove irrelevant info
5. Add static info on the main page
6. Spread the word out about the wiki

…….etc.

We have been and are in touch with ICRC-Geneva, TSF and IFRC and are receiving important information such as assessments directly from them which shows that they recognize our relief efforts on the blog and wiki. Additionally, we are being provided with 24/7 info updates from aid workers and their teams in the field and are also blogging at World Wide Help ( blog.worldwidehelp.info). We been requested by a couple of NGOs to coordinate and communicate with them in publishing their situational reps on the wiki and blog.

Any help from all of you for the organization and management of content on the wiki is most appreciated. If you’re interested in lending a hand please head over to the wiki or drop us a line to javaquake@worldwidehelp.info

Some more links.
At Global Voices Online on a special Indonesia earthquake blog, flow of aid to Indonesia, volcanic activity and links to situation reports from various relief agencies.

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