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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News Article

Launch of 'innovation labs' to prepare for disasters in four countries

Start Network has launched four new “innovation labs” in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, aimed at finding fresh ways to help local communities prepare for disasters. The move is the first of it's kind initiated by an NGO.

17Oct17

Resource

Cash delivery mechanism assessment

As part of Start's Migration Emergency Response Fund, Network members Mercy Corps, ACTED and IRC have conducted an assessment of how different cash delivery mechanisms serve migrant and refugee populations in Libya.

11Oct17

Blog Post

Why learning from failure is key to anticipating humanitarian crises

Start Network's Sarah Klasson looks inside the 'black box' of the Crisis Anticipation Window, to see how we can learn from the failure to act early before crises hit this summer.

02Oct17

Resource

Pre-alert guidance note - disease outbreaks

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for disease outbreaks, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated.

02Oct17

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