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.
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We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
Anticipation & Risk Financing
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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 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.
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.
DES PRODUITS D’ASSURANCES INNOVANTS POUR PROTEGER DES COMMUNATES ATTEINTES PAR LA SECHERESSE EN AFRIQUE
Des polices d'assurance innovantes contre les risques climatiques souscrites par des agences humanitaires devraient permettre de venir en aide à 1,3 million de personnes en Afrique de l'Ouest. Parmi les pays bénéficiaires figurent le Sénégal, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Burkina Faso et la Gambie.
A conversation on gender
World Humanitarian Day 2019 honours the role of women working within aid. In this piece we hear from Start Fund MEAL Manager, Chaitali, and her thoughts around women in crises and the upcoming Start Fund gender review.
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.
What could you not have done without the Start Fund?
Every Start Network member that receives funds through the Start Fund answers this question in the reporting template. The feedback is used to gauge the impact of the Start Fund. In 2018, half of the responses to this question mentioned either the timeliness of the Start Fund or its ability to fill a gap in an ongoing response effort.
Start Network joins Comprehensive Risk Management Technical Expert Group
Aparna Shrivastava from Mercy Corps will represent Start Network in the UN Climate Change Technical Expert Group on Comprehensive Risk Management