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Start Network members use new rapid response fund to tackle Mediterranean migration emergencies

Start Network members have begun tackling sudden humanitarian crises involving migrants in the Mediterranean region through a new rapid response fund, financed by aid from the UK government.


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Cold, hungry and driven from their homes by fighting

We look at the Start Fund’s 135th alert early in January, when 1,800 families were forced by a Taliban offensive to flee their homes in Faryab province, close to Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan.


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Start Network seeks organisations to manage new Innovation Labs for crisis preparedness

The Start Network is delighted to announce details of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) Innovation Labs has launched a worldwide search for organisations to run the new labs.


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Start Fund to test revolutionary blockchain technology in disaster response

Revolutionary “blockchain” technology that could transform how the world does business is to be tested by the Start Network through the Start Fund, in the first ever trial of its use in rapid response to humanitarian crisis.