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Save the Children are a leading children's charity working in 120 countries. They provide education, healthcare and disaster relief for children and protect their rights.
Humanitarian graduates support Bangladesh’s response to the Rohingya refugee crisis
Graduates of the Humanitarian Trainee Scheme, a capacity-building programme funded through the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme, are supporting the Bangladesh Government’s response to the Rohingya refuges crisis.
Flash flooding in Haor region, Bangladesh
As they set out by motor boat to reach remote communities hit by flash flooding, three trainee humanitarians had their first taste of the hazards involved in their new profession.
The Start Fund rapidly bridges gap in the fight against cholera in Yemen
Start Network’s Laura-Louise Fairley reports on the Start Fund response to cholera in Yemen, when the rapid release of funds allowed those suffering to receive help in just two days while major humanitarian donors were only just waking up to the emerging crisis.
DEPP Case study: International NGOs collaborating on humanitarian surge in Asia
This case study traces the collaboration of seven international humanitarian NGOs in Asia as part of the DEPP's Transforming Surge Capacity project. It identifies the enabling factors that have allowed the involved organisations to collaborate and produce an innovative inter-agency roster for Asia. It also captures what partners have learned from collaborating at a regional level.