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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 members act in anticipation of high stakes election in Kenya
The Start Network is enabling aid agencies in Kenya act early to mitigate the risk of election violence, in a new way of working for the humanitarian sector.
Start Fund Bangladesh: first use of new country fund
Thousands of families left homeless when Cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh are to be helped in the first crisis response by the new country-based Start Fund. Most of those to be assisted are Rohingya refugees, who had previously fled persecution in neighbouring Myanmar.
Diarrhoea outbreak in Africa's largest 'slum': how DEPP has changed lives
Being prepared for a potential emergency, and having a response structure already in place, paid dividends for community health volunteers when an outbreak of diarrhoea hit a sprawling Nairobi settlement.
Start Network and Pakistan government collaborate on new way to finance drought response
Start Network members have begun working with Pakistan’s disaster authority to develop a new way of funding preventative action, aimed at helping vulnerable families threatened by drought.