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Start Fund: rapid response to Marawi crisis
Within a few days of violence erupting in Marawi, Philippines, the Start Fund had been activated, and a consortium of Start members including ACTED, ACF, Oxfam and CRS responded to address the increasing needs of local families.
Playing cops and robbers in the DRC
Oxfam's Kerry Ann Akers describes how CEDIER, a small Congolese NGO working Oxfam through the DEPP's Protection in Practice project, uses drama techniques to train communities in protection awareness and make them safer.
Migration Emergency Response Fund Report Summary: Serbia (Alert 1), Oxfam
A summary report of Oxfam's winterisation response in Serbia assisting migrants and refugees in need, as part of the Start Network's Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF).
The story of Shamsur
"Dream" is a short film of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, which was made in cooperation with Oxfam, Start Network and DFID. It tells us the story of Shamsur from Afghanistan, who came to Europe to seek a better life and is currently being helped by Oxfam through the Start Network's Migration Emergency Response Fund.