History of the Start Network
Governance & Assurance
Read about why we exist and values and reach. Or click above to read about our governance structure and current vacancies.
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We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
Anticipation & Risk Financing
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Migration Emergency Response
Our initiatives aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
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Crisis Response Summaries
We are committed to transparency, accountability, evidence-led decision-making and using learning to continuity evolve.
News & Blogs
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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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.
Acting in anticipation of a volcanic hazard in the Philippines
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.'
Refreshing the brand
You may have noticed some visual changes in the Start Network’s communications channels and that's because we've been working to review our brand and make it more engaging and accessible.
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.
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.
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.
A rapid response to flooding in Sierra Leone
Continual heavy rains in Freetown, Sierra Leone, triggered flooding in the country's capital damaging homes, washing away livestock and destroying livelihoods. The Start Fund was alerted to the crisis in early August and awarded rapid responding funding to Action Aid, Care International, Catholic Relief Services and Oxfam to help meet the needs of those affected.