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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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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Latest news


Blog Post

Start Network and Pakistan government collaborate on new way to finance drought response

24Feb17

Blog Post

Launch of the On Call collaborative roster for improved disaster response in Philippines

An innovative emergency response roster has been launched in Manila. On Call will transform the way surge support is provided in the Philippines by pooling hundreds of skilled staff across civil society and professional associations, using a web-based platform to make recruitment and deployment in disasters faster and more efficient.

24Feb17

Blog Post

Five essentials for the first 72 hours of disaster response

23Feb17

Blog Post

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2017

The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week brought together 1,300 people from across the sector. Luke Caley and Sarah Klassen attended the on interactive day on behalf of the Start Network. Here’s a summary of the sessions they attended.

23Feb17

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