We innovate to find new approaches to funding that are proactive and that reach people at risk quickly.
LOCALLY LED ACTION ISN’T EASY BUT IT’S WORTH IT
We have seen the benefits of supporting locally led action, to our local members, our network, and on our impact. In our efforts to support the formation of locally led hubs, we have found that enabling our local members to own the hub development process – from co-designing the model itself to setting their own agenda – has been validating and empowering based on their feedback.Read more
START NETWORK MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT ON THE ONGOING SITUATION IN ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
The Start Network membership of more than 80 local, national, and international aid organisations is deeply worried by the current humanitarian crisis as a result of the conflict in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.Learn 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.
Health & Nutrition Development Society (HANDS)
Community Development Foundation (CDF)
Muzaffarabad Poverty Alleviation Programme
The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)
Environmental Protection Society (EPS)
Farmers Development Organization
Association for Gender Awareness & Human Empowerment (AGAHE)
Welfare Association Jared
Sangtani Women Rural Development Organization (SWRDO)
Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS)
Agricultural Development Association (PARC)
Nari Development Organization (NDO)
Asociación de Servicios Comunitarios de Salud (ASECSA)
Humanity & Inclusion UK (Handicap International)
Action Against Hunger UK
Rural Community Development Society (RCDS)
Veer Development Organization
Concern Worldwide (UK)
Rural Development Orginzation Buner
AFPDE asbl (Association des Femmes pour la Promotion et le Développement Endogène)
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Laar Humanitarian and Development Programme (LHDP)
Community World Service Asia
Initiative for Development and Empowerment Axis (IDEA)
Doctors of the World
Mechanism for Rational Change (MRC)
Save the Children UK
North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS)
Appui aux Femmes Démunies et Enfants Marginalisés (AFEDEM)
Rural Development Foundation (RDF)
Bright Star Development Society Balochistan (BSDSB)
Participatory Rural Development Society (PRDS)
Caritas Sri Lanka
Dorcas Aid International
Care International UK
Rural Empowerment and Institutional Development (REPID)
People in Need (PIN)
World Jewish Relief
Pacific Islands Association of Non Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
Society for Mobilization Advocacy and Justice (SMAAJ)
Manzil Organization Balochistan
HelpAge International UK
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference of Bishops
National Integrated Development Association (NIDA-Pakistan)
The monthly risk briefing reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured. It is collated by the Start Network Anticipation and Risk Financing team using information from academia and research institutes, government departments, ACAPS, global risk indexes, risk information provided by Start Members and their partners, and the media. Key risks are shared and collated each month with FOREWARN input.
This blog is written from the perspective of someone working in an international humanitarian network, speaking to others in international humanitarian institutions.
This regional climate brief includes an overview of Asia-Pacific Climate Week; statistics and key findings from research on climate change in the region; a Start Network case study; and Start Network's COP28 key messages and policy asks.
This regional climate brief includes an overview of Middle East and North Africa Climate Week; statistics and key findings from research on climate change in the region; a Start Network case study; and Start Network's COP28 key messages and policy asks.
This regional climate brief includes an overview of Africa Climate Week; statistics and key findings from research on climate change in the region; a Start Network case study; and Start Network's COP28 key messages and policy asks.
This regional climate brief includes an overview of Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week; statistics and key findings from research on climate change in the region; a Start Network case study; and Start Network's COP28 key messages and policy asks.