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History of the Start Network
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We support humanitarians, donors, local partners and other stakeholders in optimising the contribution that they can make to connecting people in crisis with the best possible solutions.
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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.
Coordinating quality of information for effective response
How multiple agencies coordinated during the European Refugee Response to ensure that efforts were not duplicated and to ensure refugees received more consistent and reliable information.
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.
Cold, hungry and driven from their homes by fighting
We look at the Start Fund’s 135th alert early in January, when 1,800 families were forced by a Taliban offensive to flee their homes in Faryab province, close to Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan.