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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.

06Feb17

Blog Post

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.

15Sep16

Blog Post

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.

28Apr16

Blog Post

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.

15Apr16



Our Team

  • Eleanor Dougoud
    Director of International Programmes, International Rescue Committee
  • Sanjayan Srikanthan
    Emergency Field Director, International Rescue Committee