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Enabling communities in Myanmar to prepare for disaster
The Start Fund's Sarah Klassen visits a DEPP project led by Christian Aid in Myanmar, which is helping Start meet its Grand Bargain commitment to invest in strengthening national actors' ability to proactively prepare for disasters through early warning and risk analysis systems.
Influencing organisational policy and practice
Through these two projects, Christian Aid has broadened its policy and practice for fragile settings (vulnerable areas of instability and insecurity, often following a period of conflict), moving from a primary focus on gender to wider social inclusion and resilience.
A story of Start Fund Alert 144 in Malawi:
In February, HelpAge International and Christian Aid led a cash-based response to assist flood victims in Malawi through the Start Fund. Here is a take on the story that made its way to one of the country's news sites, Malawi24.
Collaboration in disasters put to the test: simulation of the Go Team Asia roster
Alexandra Pura from Christian Aid is the Philippines Platform Coordinator for the Transforming Surge Capacity project. Here Alexandra explains about a crisis simulation exercise that aimed to helped foster collaboration and the sharing of capacity across agencies.