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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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Une nouvelle police d'assurance protégera jusqu'à 160 000 personnes contre les sécheresses au Sénégal

Start Network a signé une police d'assurance contre les risques climatiques qui protégera jusqu'à 160 000 personnes au Sénégal des effets de la sécheresse. Cette police, l'une des premières de ce genre, permettra aux organisations humanitaires d'apporter une aide cruciale aux Sénégalais dès qu'une sécheresse sera prévue, contribuant ainsi à éviter la famine.

07Oct21

News Article

New insurance policy will protect up to 160,000 people in Senegal from drought

Start Network has signed a climate risk insurance policy that will protect up to 160,000 people in Senegal from the effects of drought. One of the first of its kind, the policy will enable aid agencies to offer life-saving support to people in Senegal as soon as a drought is predicted, helping to prevent famine.

07Oct21

Blog Post

The African Risk Capacity Replica

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

16Oct18

Blog Post

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

Blog Post

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

Blog Post

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