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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.

09Aug17

News Article

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.

05Jun17

Blog Post

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.

23May17

News Article

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.

24Feb17



Our Team

  • Bob Ruxton
    Head of International Support, Concern Worldwide
  • Rose Caldwell
    Executive Director, Concern