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Launch of 'innovation labs' to prepare for disasters in four countries
Start Network has launched four new “innovation labs” in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, aimed at finding fresh ways to help local communities prepare for disasters. The move is the first of it's kind initiated by an NGO.
Cash delivery mechanism assessment
As part of Start's Migration Emergency Response Fund, Network members Mercy Corps, ACTED and IRC have conducted an assessment of how different cash delivery mechanisms serve migrant and refugee populations in Libya.
Start Network members use new rapid response fund to tackle Mediterranean migration emergencies
Start Network members have begun tackling sudden humanitarian crises involving migrants in the Mediterranean region through a new rapid response fund, financed by aid from the UK government.
Collaboration? It’s not as easy as it sounds says Emily Whitehead, as UN prepares for special session on refugees
Start Network's Emily Whitehead on the latest edition of the Humanitarian Exchange, focused on the response to the influx of refugees and vulnerable migrants into Europe.