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NNGOs in Ethiopia launch the first National Humanitarian Forum
Over the past year, the drought emergency has shown how climate change and natural hazards are increasing humanitarian needs in Ethiopia. As communities cope with shocks in agricultural and livestock production and access to food, national humanitarian organisations working with these communities find themselves apart from the decision-making spaces.
Local and National partners respond to Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh
Shifitng the Power has been reacting to the crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar and the influx of refugees coming into Bangladesh. They have been collaborating very closely with various other partners to give a united and rapid response to the crisis.
Shifting the Power - End of Project Evaluation
We are looking to recruit a team of consultants to conduct the final evaluation of the Shifting the Power project. This evaluation is to fulfil the project’s accountability to its primary stakeholders – the local partner organisations – and to its secondary stakeholders – the project consortia and donors (INGOs, Start network and DFID). The evaluation will cover all five Shifting the Power countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia, DRC, and Kenya) and the coordination work done at global/UK level.
Humanitarian graduates support Bangladesh’s response to the Rohingya refugee crisis
Graduates of the Humanitarian Trainee Scheme, a capacity-building programme funded through the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme, are supporting the Bangladesh Government’s response to the Rohingya refuges crisis.
Pushing localisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
15 agencies in the DRC have endorsed the Charter for Change and are committed to driving localisation, thanks to work by the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme.
Building resilience in Myanmar
Setting up a fish conservation zone made villagers more secure against a future disaster
Flash flooding in Haor region, Bangladesh
As they set out by motor boat to reach remote communities hit by flash flooding, three trainee humanitarians had their first taste of the hazards involved in their new profession.
How preparedness and collaboration enabled a rapid response to the Marawi crisis
Violence is still raging in Marawi 100 days after fighting began in May and tens of thousands of people who had to flee their homes remain displaced. The Start Network is providing help to people affected by the conflict through two programmes, the Start Fund and the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP).