10 year anniversary
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Anticipation & Risk Financing
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News & Blogs
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COP26: New global financial service launches to protect most vulnerable from climate crisis – before disaster hits
Start Ready, a new global financial service that will support the humanitarian sector to tackle the climate crisis is launching today at COP26, with funding from the UK Government, the French Government, the IKEA Foundation and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.
Innovative insurance policies purchased to protect up to 800,000 people in Zimbabwe from drought risk
Start Network has today announced the purchase of an innovative insurance policy in partnership with African Risk Capacity (ARC) and the Government of Zimbabwe. The policy is to protect more than 800,000 people in Zimbabwe from drought risk during the 2021/2022 agricultural season.
Start Network at COP26
Start Network is calling on world leaders at COP26 to help ensure the humanitarian sector is better prepared to deal with more intense and severe climate crises.
G7 commits to scale-up support for anticipatory action and the Start Fund
The G7 has confirmed its commitment to supporting the scaling-up of anticipatory action and the growth of the Start Fund.
Se adquiere una innovadora póliza de seguros para proteger del riesgo de sequía a hasta 800.000 personas en Zimbabue
Start Network ha anunciado hoy la adquisición de una innovadora póliza de seguros en colaboración con African Risk Capacity (ARC) y el Gobierno de Zimbabue. La póliza protegerá a más de 800.000 personas en Zimbabue del riesgo de sequía durante la temporada agrícola 2021/2022.
Achat d'une police d'assurance innovante pour protéger jusqu'à 800 000 personnes au Zimbabwe contre le risque de sécheresse
Start Network a annoncé aujourd'hui l'achat d'une police d'assurance innovante en partenariat avec African Risk Capacity (ARC) et le gouvernement du Zimbabwe. La police doit protéger plus de 800 000 personnes au Zimbabwe contre le risque de sécheresse pendant la saison agricole 2021/2022.
An end of year message from Christina Bennett, CEO and Suzanne Lyne, CFOO
Dear Members, Partners, Stakeholders, Colleagues,
We were reading an article the other day that characterized 2021 as ‘the year in limbo’, a reference to the party game where you are challenged to pass under a bar that sinks lower and lower with every turn. I don’t know about all of you, but for Suzanne and me, 2021 felt that with every passing month, that bar moved lower – lockdowns and variants, too few vaccines distributed too unevenly, civil unrest in Ethiopia, in Afghanistan, in the United States, refugees as political pawns in Belarus, indiscriminately deadly wildfires, windstorms, volcanoes and floods.
Working with local organisations to respond quickly to Cyclone Eloise