Start Ready pre-positions funding for crises that happen with regular and predictable patterns of recurrence, like floods, droughts, and heatwaves. Our evidence suggests that around 55% of humanitarian funding goes to crises like these but only 1% of this funding is organised in advance – despite this being a much more effective way of tackling these crises.
This funding mechanism allows Start Network members to pool funds and risks, meaning we can stretch funding further than ever before – up to three times further than traditional humanitarian response funding.
The concept of Start Ready was launched in late 2021 and the first pool of countries and risks to join Start Ready went live in 2022. It complements our existing Start Fund by providing more diverse funding to humanitarian organisations for recurring disasters that can be modelled and predicted.
Start Ready Portal
Information on Start Ready activations in specific countries that applied for protection against heatwaves, droughts, floods and cyclones.