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LOCALLY LED ACTION SUBVERTS TRADITIONAL AID MYTHS
As the world contends with the destruction that Pakistan’s monsoon floods have left in their wake, as well as the cascading impact of an emerging health crisis, some truths regarding the role of local organisations within the sector begin to become more visible, debunking myths long held by the traditional aid sector.Read more
Start Network’s vision is for a more balanced international aid system that is accountable to people affected by or at risk of crises.
Start Network is based on innovation: looking for new ways to create the system change that will shape a more effective humanitarian system.
The hub has 11 local and national member organisations that are all community-based.
Flooding in South America
Intense rains caused ravines to overflow and water systems to collapse in Venezuela.
Start Fund Response
Start Fund provides rapid response funding to under-the-radar, small to medium-scale crises, filling a critical gap in the humanitarian aid system.
The need for a more equitable humanitarian response
Start Network's approach to the Ukraine crisis is based on learning from other larger-scale crises that the Start Fund has responded to in the past.
Migration Emergency Response Fund
The objective of the MERF was to rapidly respond to acute and emerging gaps and changes in needs along migration route.
European Refugee Response
Start Network co-ordinated a two phase response to the European Refugee Crisis through ERR1 and ERR2.
The hub brings together nearly 60 local, national, and international organisations in DRC.
Start Ready is a unique financing mechanism that uses advanced planning so that funding can be rapidly released when needed most.
ARC Replica is a partnership with African Risk Capacity and African Union member states that helps African countries proactively manage climate-related risks through disaster risk insurance.
National Start Funds
National Start Funds are there to finance locally led humanitarian action, with members managing their own funds for the benefit of their own communities.
INDIA HUMANITARIAN HUB
The India Humanitarian Hub (IHH) prioritises locally led action and leadership by bringing together local, national, and international humanitarian agencies that are operational in India.
The Forecast-based, Warning, Analysis, and Response Network aims to quickly bring together the right people to predict disasters and support humanitarians closest to an anticipated crisis.
Pacific Region Hub
The Pacific Humanitarian FALE is working to engage locally led humanitarian actors so that they can provide services that ensure the lives of people are safeguarded in any crisis.
THE LOCALISATION OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION IN THE PACIFIC
Josie Flint from HAG speaks about the work they have been doing and the influence that the Start Network has had on this.
Assembly held in Fiji, FALE-PASIFIKA
The word "fale" refers to a house that is meaningful and has a purpose when people occupy it.
North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS)
Bright Star Development Society Balochistan (BSDSB)
Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference of Bishops
HelpAge International UK
Asociación de Servicios Comunitarios de Salud (ASECSA)
Action Against Hunger UK
Pacific Islands Association of Non Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
Doctors of the World
Save the Children UK
Dorcas Aid International
Initiative for Development and Empowerment Axis (IDEA)
Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International)
The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)
Community World Service Asia
Health & Nutrition Development Society (HANDS)
World Jewish Relief
Appui aux Femmes Démunies et Enfants Marginalisés (AFEDEM)
CARE International UK
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
AFPDE asbl (Association des Femmes pour la Promotion et le Développement Endogène)
People in Need (PIN)
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS)
Caritas Sri Lanka
Association for Gender Awareness & Human Empowerment (AGAHE)
Concern Worldwide (UK)
Towards the end of 2021, we commissioned an external review of the Start Fund. This review's purpose was to assess the extent to which the global Start Fund is ready to develop into a more locally led model while maintaining its mandate to respond rapidly to the gaps and unmet needs of people in or at-risk of crises.
The Start Fund monthly risk brief reports on new, emerging, or deteriorating humanitarian emergencies which are classified as under the radar
Over the last decade, the humanitarian sector has been heavily impacted by more frequent and severe climate-related crises. We need a more proactive, faster and locally led humanitarian system where communities are supported to analyse risks, create plans and have access to pre-arranged financing to prevent loss of life and livelihoods.
Start Network is pleased to welcome Malcolm Spence as its new independent trustee.
As the world contends with the destruction that Pakistan’s monsoon floods have left in their wake, as well as the cascading impact of an emerging health crisis, some truths regarding the role of local organisations within the sector begin to become more visible, debunking myths long held by the traditional aid sector.