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Earthquake to floods: how Start Fund helped Ecuador families face second disaster
After El Nino hit Ecuador, bringing heavy rainfall and floods, terrified families were left homeless and the Start Fund enabled Plan International to respond
The Start Fund responds to its 100th crisis
An outbreak of Lassa fever that poses a risk to nearly a million people in northern Togo has become the focus of the 100th crisis response financed by the Start Fund.
Collaboration in disasters put to the test: simulation of the Go Team Asia roster
Alexandra Pura from Christian Aid is the Philippines Platform Coordinator for the Transforming Surge Capacity project. Here Alexandra explains about a crisis simulation exercise that aimed to helped foster collaboration and the sharing of capacity across agencies.
How the Start Fund is filling huge gaps in humanitarian response around the world
On its third anniversary, just as the Start Fund begins its 100th crisis response, Gloria Donate from Plan International UK, tells us about the very first response.