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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.
National and international humanitarian partnerships
Alice Hawkes and Kerry Ann Akers, from the Protection in Practice project ask whether international organisations are truly ready to relinquish control and enable decision making to take place as close to the front line as possible.
How the Start Fund enables faster, locally-led humanitarian responses
The Start Network is stimulating a way of working that enables the international and local to coexist in a dynamic and faster response mechanism.