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.
See which organisations are in the Network and which are our donors and partners. Or click above to find out about becoming a member.
We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
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Anticipation & Risk Financing
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 continuously evolve.
News & Blogs
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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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.
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.
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.
New Treasurer joins the Start Network Board
The Start Network team and Board are excited to welcome Paul Astruc, who joined the Board this month as an independent trustee, Treasurer and Chair of Start's Finance & Audit Committee.
Start Fund awarded responses: September
October saw the Start Fund respond on a global level to seven alerts, awarding just under £1.5million to rapid responses to fires, flooding, earthquakes, and displacement alerts Read more.
World Food Day
Crises, violent conflicts, war, extreme climatic events and economic slowdowns continue to drive hunger in many parts of the world. Read more about the Start Network on World Food Day,
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.
Charter4Change: is progress being made?
On behalf of the Charter4Change secretariat, we would like to share the following survey opportunity.