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We support humanitarians, donors, local partners and other stakeholders in optimising the contribution that they can make to connecting people in crisis with the best possible solutions.
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New digital platform a major step forward for transparency of the Start Fund
Start Network has launched a new online platform that will allow its members, donors and the public to monitor humanitarian alerts as they happen, follow how money is spent and see how many people have been helped.
The 'supers' who can predict the future:
Crisis Anticipation Adviser Luke Caley talks to the Guardian about the value of early response and the Start Network's efforts to shift humanitarian action from reactive to anticipatory.
Women’s leadership in Emergency Response and Recovery
This case study, produced on International Women's Day 2017, focuses on Laily Begum from Bangladesh, Women’s Group Member and former elected women member of Union Parishadh.
How Protection in Practice is delivering innovative approaches to capacity building
Marko Madut Garang discusses the innovative approaches to capacity building being piloted through the Protection in Practice project.
How the Context programme is building humanitarian skills in DRC
We spoke to Guillaume Bahizire, a co-facilitator of the Context programme in DRC, which provides long-term learning and development through face-to-face group-based learning, coaching, individual project work and web-based learning.
New report into surge capacity in slow onset crises
As the global news agenda focuses on the famine across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, the need for humanitarian agencies to better respond to slow onset and protracted crises is highlighted in a new report.
Oxfam response in Serbia through the MERF
The tremendous challenges faced by refugees and migrants stranded at the border between Serbia and Hungary, and Oxfam's efforts to assist them.