World Humanitarian Day is a chance to thank the countless aid workers around the world who help millions of people recover from crises, despite the dangers they face. Since its launch in 2014, the Start Fund has enabled Start Network members to act within days during times of crisis and helped people recover quickly.
From floods and volcanic eruptions to displacements and disease outbreaks, members have been able to access funding quickly to respond to small and medium crises, under the radar crises and in anticipation of impending crises.
Start Fund Bangladesh
When severe flooding hit Bangladesh in August 2017, the newly launched Start Fund Bangladesh enabled ActionAid, Care, Concern, Plan International, Relief International and Save the Children act within days to help people recover quickly.
A message from World Jewish Relief
Mireille Flores from World Jewish Relief, talks to us about working with the Start Fund. World Jewish Relief worked with other Start Network members to provide emergency assistance to people who were affected by floods in Kenya. The response was part of Alert 229 Kenya, flooding.
Christian Aid in Nepal
Amit Chakravarty from Christian Aid, tells us about a rapid response implemented in Nepal. Christian Aid worked with other Start Network members to provide emergency assistance to people who were affected by landslides in August 2017. The response was part of Alert 181 Nepal, flooding.
Care International in Ethiopia
Start Network member CARE International provides a rapid response to a spike in displaced people in Ethiopia via the Start Fund. The response was part of Alert 243 Ethiopia, displacement.
For more information on the Start Fund, scroll through our digital annual report - click here.
Learn more about the Crisis Anticipation Window of the Start Fund and use our interactive mapping tool to browse through global Start Fund projects.