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Ngày Qu Ốc tế Phụ nữ - International Women’s Day
On International Women’s Day, Start Network's Laura Louise Fairley pays tribute to the unsung warriors of this world, telling the stories of women in the highlands and the lowlands of Vietnam caring for their families in times of crisis.
Start Network helps people after cyclone hits South Pacific islands
Up to 50,000 people have been affected by a cyclone in the South Pacific islands of Tonga, damaging and destroying homes, leaving families without shelter and basic resources.
Start Fund discusses localisation and anticipation in DRC
Start Fund visit to Goma, DRC: A long awaited and very welcome event.
In February 2018, Melina Koutsis from the Start Fund team visited Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate the induction of our new Start Fund Regional Advisor for West and Central Africa, Antoine Sanon.
Humanitarian Network and Partnerships Week
The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) is an annual programme co-chaired by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
Congolese refugees in Burundi receive aid through the Start Fund
In January, the Start Fund was alerted to its 214th crisis in Burundi where there has been an influx of refugees arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Increased violence between armed groups and government forces in the DRC has forced people to flee to neighboring countries, including Burundi.
Start Fund responds to Lassa fever in Nigeria
In January, the Start Fund was alerted to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, 350 people were reported to have been infected. The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) has been awarded Start Funds to respond to the crisis on the ground and are targeting three areas which have been most affected; Ondo, Edo and Ebonyi.
Start Network in the Democratic Republic of Congo
A spike in armed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between September and December led to 30,000 people fleeing their homes while at least 10,000 people fled the country into Uganda. The UN OCHA reports that there are already 4.3 million people internally displaced in the country.
Interview with Dr Mariam Aldogani Start Network Program Manager in Yemen
Interview with Dr Mariam Aldogani, Save the Children's Hudaydah Field Manager and Start Network Program Manager in Yemen.