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Our aim is to deliver effective aid, harnessing the power and knowledge of the network to make faster and better decisions to help people affected by crises.
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Start Fund activated for underfunded Cholera response in Cameroon
The sixth Start Fund allocation was made last week in response to the Cholera epidemic in Cameroon.
Start Build launches with funding from DFID's DEPP
On July 8th 2014 the first four projects from the Start Build portfolio were able to begin with funding from the UK Department for International Development’s Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP).
Start Fund assists communities affected by 'forgotten' crisis in Yemen
Yesterday the Start Fund allocated £155,970 to provide assistance to people affected by the recent escalation of fighting in Amran, Yemen.
Start Fund supports rapid response to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
Four projects are now underway with funding from the Start Fund to respond to the recent outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
Locally based Start Fund committee release £265,201 for Somalia drought
The Start Network successfully completed its first test for decentralising decision making yesterday when a Start Fund project selection committee based in Nairobi met for the first time.
Videos and other materials from Start: Working differently now available online
Start: Working differently 2014 took place last week, a bold and experimental series of events to launch a number of new governance mechanisms for the Start Network.
Start Working Differently: Round up of Day Three