Start Network

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Start Network is made up of more than 50 aid agencies working in humanitarian response, ranging from large international organisations to national NGOs. Together, our aim is to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.


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Christina Bennett, Chief Executive, Start Network.

Christina is Chief Executive at Start Network, based in London. She has 20 years of experience in humanitarian policy and practice, has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Sudan.

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News and press releases

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COP26: New global financial service launches to protect most vulnerable from climate crisis – before disaster hits

Start Ready, a new global financial service that will support the humanitarian sector to tackle the climate crisis is launching today at COP26, with funding from the UK Government, the French Government, the IKEA Foundation and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.


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COP26: New insurance sector and NGO partnership will protect world’s most vulnerable from climate risks

Start Network and the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) are today announcing a new partnership to support the development of a new global financial service for the humanitarian sector, which will help communities to get ahead of escalating climate risks.


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Start Network at COP26

Start Network is calling on world leaders at COP26 to help ensure the humanitarian sector is better prepared to deal with more intense and severe climate crises.


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G7 commits to scale-up support for anticipatory action and the Start Fund

The G7 has confirmed its commitment to supporting the scaling-up of anticipatory action and the growth of the Start Fund.



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