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


News Article

Start Fund Bangladesh ready to respond to an in-country crisis

Start Network’s new Bangladesh national fund, Start Fund Bangladesh, is ready for its first crisis alert in a significant development for the humanitarian system

21Apr17

News Article

The Start Fund responds to its 100th crisis

An outbreak of Lassa fever that poses a risk to nearly a million people in northern Togo has become the focus of the 100th crisis response financed by the Start Fund.

11Apr17

News Article

A story of Start Fund Alert 144 in Malawi:

11Apr17

Event

CDAC Network and SCHR Global Forum on the Participation Revolution

11Apr17

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