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World Humanitarian Day 2019
World Humanitarian Day; a day to tribute countless aid workers across the humanitarian sector who despite the risks they face, help millions of people recover from crises.
Annual Report 2018
The Start Network is pleased to share the 2018 Annual Report showcasing its work on revolutionising the way that humanitarian aid is being disbursed.
Christina Bennett appointed as new chief executive of Start Network
Start Network has appointed Christina Bennett, currently Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, as its new CEO.
Start Network launches new charity to transform the global humanitarian sector
Start Network has today launched a new charity, which is aiming to catalyse a new era of humanitarian aid because its members believe that the global humanitarian system needs urgent reform to meet the challenges posed by today’s crises.
A Start Fund rapid response to flooding in Myanmar
Torrential rains during Myanmar’s monsoon season caused the Laymyo River banks to burst and overflow causing widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. The Start Fund was activated, awarding funding to three agencies for a rapid response.
How much insurance should a humanitarian agency buy?
In this blog we talk about how insurance can offer potential in improving the predictability and timeliness of humanitarian financing, but that it is best used alongside other instruments like contingency funds. We discuss some of the lessons learnt in trying to put this into practice.
Start Fund awarded responses: July
July saw 7 alerts activated, with over £1,000,000 being disbursed for rapids reponses to crises in the month.
The Start Fund rapidly responds to its 350th crisis alert
Enabling a Start Network member with presence in Yemen to respond to flooding has become the focus of the 350th alert by the Start Fund.