Start Network

THE NETWORK
FOR CHANGE


Leading for change in humanitarian aid

About us


Start Network is made up of 42 national and international aid agencies from five continents.
Our aim is to deliver effective aid, harnessing the power and knowledge of the network to make faster and better decisions to help people affected by crises. We are developing more effective ways to work together, and new approaches that will reduce the scale of human suffering.
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Latest


Blog Post

Women in humanitarian action: shifting the narrative

A newly published report recognises there is a significant need for a gender balance in surge practice and much stronger support is needed for the critical role that women play in a humanitarian response.

24Jul17

Resource

Start Evolves Video: Emily Montier on the Family of Financing Facilities

The Start Network’s vision is a humanitarian system in which funding will be dependable and predictable, responses are based on humanitarian need and context-appropriate. For this to become reality, the Start Network needs to evolve into a global, decentralised 'network of networks'.

20Jul17

Resource

Start Evolves Webinar: Dan McClure on the participation revolution

The Start Network’s vision is a humanitarian system in which funding will be dependable and predictable, responses are based on humanitarian need and context-appropriate. For this to become reality, the Start Network needs to evolve into a global, decentralised 'network of networks'.

20Jul17

Blog Post

Start Fund: rapid response to Marawi crisis

Within a few days of violence erupting in Marawi, Philippines, the Start Fund had been activated, and a consortium of Start members including ACTED, ACF, Oxfam and CRS responded to address the increasing needs of local families. 

19Jul17

Our areas of work

About Us

Leading for change in humanitarian aid


We believe that the system of humanitarian aid that has operated for the past 70 years is no longer working as it should. Our aim is to challenge that system and to help it to change. We call what we’re aiming for a “new humanitarian economy” – a system that reduces the power of centralised institutions and bureaucrats and gives more control to communities and individuals on the front line of every crisis.
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An international network

Today the Start Network extends to 42 members and their 7000 partner organisations, employing more than a quarter million people across 200 countries and territories.Read more

The Network

Start Network members