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International Women's Day
On International Women’s Day, the Start Network is paying tribute to the unsung warriors of this world. The mothers. The carers. The workers. And, the women responding on the front line when an emergency strikes.
From the ground: A rapid response for migrants in Morocco
The Start Network's Migration Emergency Response Fund's (MERF) Emergency Coordinator, Melina Larson, and Start Fund MEAL office, Micheala Larson, have been in Morocco visiting Humanity & Inclusion's project funded by the MERF. In this blog post Melina gives her first-hand account of their project on the ground.
The Start Fund rapidly responds to its 300th crisis alert
Elections in Nigeria will take place on Saturday, with historic tensions risking vulnerable people in particular, peace-building activities by local organisation will be the focus in the coming days.
How do we move from early warning to early action?
Climate and weather-related risks are rising worldwide and the accuracy of forecasts on these extreme-weather events have improved significantly over the years. But, only recently have humanitarians begun to apply these improvements to support early action. Watch our new video sharing our work on early action, in partnership with IFRC, WFP, FAO and OCHA.
A stop on the journey north
Start Fund's rapid response to the displacement of migrants in Guatemala and Mexico meant Cadena, Oxfam and World Vision received funding quickly to respond to the people's immediate needs including shelter, essential items and hygiene kits. Start Network's Senior MEAL Advisor, David Burt gives us his first-hand account of the crisis response on the ground.
JERSEY OVERSEAS AID AND GERMAN FEDERAL FOREIGN OFFICE SUPPORT INNOVATIVE GLOBAL FUND FOR RAPID HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
The Jersey Overseas Aid Commission and the German Federal Foreign Office have announced their support to the Start Fund, a global fund that enables NGOs to respond quickly to humanitarian crises.
Anticipating cyclones is difficult- but not impossible
‘Humanitarians often don’t stop for Christmas in the Philippines'. Start Network Members and the Philippines Red Cross convened in Manila in December to discuss how cyclones can be better anticipated moving forward alongside some of the challenges.
Lessons learned from a rapid response for migrants in Niger
The Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) funded two projects in Agadez over the past year, both led by Doctors of the World (DOTW). Melina Koutsis, reflects on the impact of last year’s project and what lessons learned had been drawn from it for the current response.