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A Start Fund rapid response to flooding in Myanmar

Torrential rains during Myanmar’s monsoon season caused the Laymyo River banks to burst and overflow causing widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. The Start Fund was activated, awarding funding to three agencies for a rapid response.

12Sep19

News Article

Start Network celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2018

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.

20Aug18

Blog Post

Analysis for Action assessment completed in The Democratic Republic of Congo for anticipated volcano eruption

What is the actual level of preparedness for future volcanic eruptions? An Analysis for Action assessment was carried out on the communities surrounding the Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

03Aug18

Case study

World Humanitarian Summit’s 2nd Anniversary

In eastern Myanmar, local communities in the mountains of Southern Shan State, are using inventive approaches and early warning systems to prepare for and protect each other against the effects of extreme weather events, which are predicted to increase in the coming years.

22May18

Blog Post

Bringing localisation to action in Ethiopia

The region of the Sahel in East Africa has suffered recurring droughts since the 1980s, devasting harvests, economies and traditional farming ecosystems. SOS Sahel Ethiopia, a national Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), works to improve the living standards of smallholder farmers.

09May18

News Article

Local leadership and collaboration, helping people when there is no other support

When a fire ripped through Ellias Mollah, a ‘slum’ in Dhaka, the Start Fund Bangladesh provided help when there was no other support, meaning the people in Ellias Mollah who lost their homes, could quickly access cash to rebuild, and did not have to move away from their job and livelihoods.

24Apr18