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We support humanitarians, donors, local partners and other stakeholders in optimising the contribution that they can make to connecting people in crisis with the best possible solutions.
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Start Network and Pakistan government collaborate on new way to finance drought response
Launch of the On Call collaborative roster for improved disaster response in Philippines
An innovative emergency response roster has been launched in Manila. On Call will transform the way surge support is provided in the Philippines by pooling hundreds of skilled staff across civil society and professional associations, using a web-based platform to make recruitment and deployment in disasters faster and more efficient.
What can Groucho Marx tell us about being a member of the Start Network?
Sean Lowrie asks why do agencies from five different continents want to know and join Start Network? What advantages do they receive by doing so - both now and in the future - and what else do they gain?
Typhoon Haima - preparing for a more localised response
Typhoon Haima is expected to intensify into a super typhoon as strong as Typhoon Haiyan before hitting northern Philippines tomorrow morning.