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The Start Fund rapidly responds to its 300th crisis alert

Elections in Nigeria will take place on Saturday, with historic tensions risking vulnerable people in particular, peace-building activities by local organisation will be the focus in the coming days.

19Feb19

Case study

‘We survived Cyclone Sagar’

Start Network member, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) was awarded Start funds to provide a rapid response to families who had been affected by Cyclone Sagar in Djibouti. According to United Nations OCHA, it is estimated 830,000 people had been affected by the cyclone and 290,000 had been temporarily displaced.

05Oct18

News Article

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.

09Aug17

Case study

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.

26Jun17

News Article

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

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.

31Jan17



Our Team

  • Arvinn Gadgil
    Director of Partnership and Policy, Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Petra Storstein
    Head of Donor Support, Norwegian Refugee Council