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Start Network endorses Charter on Disability Inclusion
Start Network has endorsed the Charter on Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action at a first anniversary event hosted by Handicap International UK and CBM UK in partnership with the UK Department for International Development.
Spotlight on the Start Fund
In late 2016, the Start Fund was alerted to an outbreak of dengue fever in Burkina Faso. Read ALIMA's account of their efforts to combat the disease.
Christmas on Catanduanes island as Typhoon Nock-Ten hit
When Typhoon Nock-Ten made landfall on December 25, Joana Villaflor had just arrived home for Christmas on Catanduanes island. Joana, a member of On Call Surge Philippines, a shared roster set up by the Start Network’s Transforming Surge Capacity project, gives an account of the days following the typhoon.
Start Fund Response to Typhoon Nock-Ten
In one of the most unique Start Fund projects to date, ACTED provide an overview of their response to Typhoon Nock-Ten in the Philippines.