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Save the Children

Save the Children is a leading children's charity working in 120 countries. It provides education, healthcare and disaster relief and protects the rights of children.

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The African Risk Capacity Replica

What are the significant challenges that humanitarian organisations face today when responding to disasters?

16Oct18

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Global Fund 250th crisis alert: Ebola outbreak in the DRC

A fresh outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has become the focus of the 250th alert by the Start Fund.

10Aug18

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Are Your Deployees Prepared?

When humanitarian disasters happen, aid needs to be rapidly brought to the centre of the crisis zone and concentrated there until the situation has stabilised. Surge capacity measures how quickly and effectively this surge of temporary aid can be brought to a disaster zone, and how smoothly it can be scaled down again afterwards.

29Mar18

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Developing women leaders in the humanitarian sector

On International Women’s Day, Wanjiru Wainaina tells about her journey from wondering what she was going to do with her life, to working and building skills as a humanitarian in Kenya and now studying at Oxford Brookes University.

07Mar18

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Ngày Qu Ốc tế Phụ nữ - International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, Start Network's Laura Louise Fairley pays tribute to the unsung warriors of this world, telling the stories of women in the highlands and the lowlands of Vietnam caring for their families in times of crisis.

07Mar18

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MERF Project Summary - Alert 13 Serbia (Food, WaSH, Protection and PSS needs)

The Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF), funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), was established in January 2017 in partnership with the 15 member representatives of the Start Network present in the region. The MERF allows member organisations to react to a significant change of needs, or provide assistance to previously unidentified vulnerable groups. Its aim is to address the unpredictable nature of the mixed migration crisis across the Mediterranean that exacerbated an already difficult operating context for aid workers and made it difficult to plan for a response.

27Feb18