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Start NETWORK joins global partnership aiming to make 1 billion people safer
Start Network has today signalled its commitment to help millions of people become more resilient to climate-related crises by strengthening early humanitarian financing and action.
$10M INSURANCE PAYOUT ANNOUNCED FOR AID CHARITIES TO ACT EARLY TO MITIGATE DROUGHT IN SENEGAL
Start Network has today confirmed that the biggest ever funding allocation to civil society for early humanitarian action has been announced. The money will enable aid agencies to offer life-saving support to people before an oncoming drought in Senegal leads to a famine, which threaten people’s lives.
NEW PAPER PUBLISHED AIMING TO DRIVE BETTER COORDINATION IN PRE-EMPTIVE HUMANITARIAN FINANCING
Start Network's new paper published today calls for better coordination on pre-emptive humanitarian financing, to avoid the ‘missed opportunity’ to save lives, cut the costs of emergency response, and build more resilient communities.
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.