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2019: the year to be on the right side of history
NGOs will need to be decisive, radical and bold in 2019. Sean Lowrie says this is not only necessary, but by working together it is also possible.
Anticipating cyclones is difficult- but not impossible
‘Humanitarians often don’t stop for Christmas in the Philippines’- Start Members and the Philippines Red Cross convened in Manila in December to discuss how cyclones can be better anticipated moving forward alongside some of the challenges.
Lessons learned from a rapid response for migrants in Niger
The Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) funded two projects in Agadez over the past year, both led by Doctors of the World (DOTW). Melina Koutsis, refelcts on the impact of last year’s project and what lessons learned had been drawn from it for the current response.
Statement on ARC Replica: Start Network
The following is a status update on the ARC Replica policy, dated 19th December 2018:
From a clinic in Niger
In this guest blog, Johannes Claes, Reporting and Advocacy Officer for Doctors of the World’s Niger Mission, tells us about its response to the relocation of vulnerable groups in Niger, supported by the Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF).
Sean Lowrie announces intention to leave the Start Network
On 30th November the Start Network Board of Trustees was informed of Sean Lowrie’s intention to leave the Start Network in mid-2019.
Start Fund: highest number of awarded responses in a single month
The month of October saw the highest alerting and activated month in the history of the Start Fund, where 13 alerts out of 15 were activated.
Learn at the 2018 Assembly: DEPP Innovation Labs
WNow that we have fostered innovations in our four Innovation labs, what are the next steps to take these inventions up into global scales?