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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.
First global humanitarian fund to finance interventions before disasters happen
Aid agencies will be enabled to tackle looming disasters before they have occurred, under a pioneering project being launched today by the Start Network.
How the Start Fund is enabling faster and more coordinated humanitarian response
This year World Humanitarian Day is focusing on how the world came together in Istanbul in May to commit to helping 130 million people currently in need of humanitarian assistance. So today, we take a look at how the Start Fund is helping to enable more effective humanitarian response.