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Largest ever early humanitarian action payout received by the Start Network
In an official ceremony in Darkar, Senegal today the Start Network was issued with a symbolic cheque of 10M USD in the largest every early humanitarian action pay out.
A rapid response to flooding in Mali
Heavy rainfall in Mali triggered devastating floods in Mali, read the stories of survival from the Start Fund awarded response.
Annual Report 2018
The Start Network is pleased to share the 2018 Annual Report showcasing its work on revolutionising the way that humanitarian aid is being disbursed.
Christina Bennett appointed as new chief executive of Start Network
Start Network has appointed Christina Bennett, currently Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, as its new CEO.
REPORT INTO START NETWORK ANTICIPATION TOOLS ADVISES FOR LOCALISED APPROACH
Start Network’s new review says that going forward, enabling communities to act ahead of a potential disaster will require a focus on localisation, putting at-risk people at the centre of the process to mainstream early humanitarian action.
National FOREWARN launches in Bangladesh and the Philippines
National FOREWARN group launches in Bangaldesh and the Philippines enabling them to use local expertise, forecasts and resources to act before a predictable crisis hits within country.
Read how a consortium of Start Network members completer the first anticipation activation in the Philippines helping communties to 'Andam Lahar' or 'Prepare for Lahar.'
AN IMPACT BEFORE INSTRUMENTS APPROACH
A new series of technical discussion papers announced today explores how evolving disaster risk financing (DRF) approaches could be a game changer in acting earlier, quicker and more effectively to predictable humanitarian crises.