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How Start Network has helped national NGO MANEPO access funds and earn recognition for crisis response
Andrew Kavala, Executive Director of MANEPO explains why working with Start Network is important for MANEPO, and how Start Network has given MANEPO an opportunity to show that local and national NGOs are capable of delivering emergency programmes in a timely and effective manner if given space and opportunity.
Islamic Relief helps survivors of Bangladesh floods
Islamic relief has been working in consortium with Start Network Members Save the Children and Concern Worldwide, to implement a rapid response to floods which hit Bangladesh in early June.
How blockchain can create a more humane process for refugees
Blockchain technology has been making waves in many industries with its transparency and security-oriented technology. From tracking funding to offering refugees financial services and even improving the processing of asylum requests, blockchain is revolutionising the way the world welcomes refugees.
Global Fund 250th crisis alert: Ebola outbreak in the DRC
A fresh outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has become the focus of the 250th alert by the Start Fund.
Aid agencies to use rapid response fund to tackle migration emergencies through Africa
Launch of phase two of the Migration Emergency Response is allowing aid agencies to respond to acute needs of migrants who are travelling across the migration route in Africa.
Looking to the future of the Migration Crisis:
It would be a huge understatement to say that migration response is complex. On the launch of the new Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) phase, Melina Koutsis, MERF Regional Coordinator, looks ahead to the future of the migration crisis.
Analysis for Action assessment completed in The Democratic Republic of Congo for anticipated volcano eruption
What is the actual level of preparedness for future volcanic eruptions? An Analysis for Action assessment was carried out on the communities surrounding the Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
8 non-analytical things I learnt at analysis training
Start Network's Leonie Le Borgne reflects on a workshop she attended with the Inter-agency Regional Analysts Network (IARAN) and discussed how each of us, in our separate organisations can bring change to the humanitarian sector, for the better.