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COVID-19 is cutting off even more lifelines for people seeking safety
Increasingly restrictive border policies have created the most dangerous route in the world. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even worse. The Central Mediterranean Route runs from sub-saharan Africa through the deserts of Niger, to conflict-ridden Libya and across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy. It’s been named the most perilous migration route in the world by the Institute of Migration as people are forced into destitution by smugglers and risk dying while crossing the desert or drowning in the sea.
Interview with Naseer Channa, Bright Star Development Society Balochistan
Last month, four humanitarian organisations from Pakistan joined the Start Network, and one of these is BSDSB. We spoke with Naseer Channa about his previous interactions with the Start Network and his motivations for joining.
ARC Replica Pay-out Senegal 2020
The Start Network’s $10.6m ARC Replica pay-out in Senegal is being used to support the food security and livelihoods of more than 27,000 households across seven regions of Senegal.
Heatwave Prediction Triggers Release of £36K for Early Action in Karachi
During the heatwave season, temperatures in Pakistan regularly soar above 40 degrees celsius and past heatwaves in the country have been fatal. In order to provide a faster, more localised and proactive response, Start Network developed a predictive model with pre-agreed triggers, which would release pre-positioned funding when the trigger was met.
Learning from ARC Replica in Senegal
Through ARC Replica, Start Network has sought to introduce this new financing approach to the NGO community, while protecting communities at risk of drought in Senegal.
Preparing for disaster in Senegal
Like many villages in the heart of Senegal’s semi-arid Diourbel region, Yassi Gueye features a covering of sand, towering baobab trees and staggering heat. It has not rained since October, and everything on the desert-like earth has dried up.
Looking back at the DEPP two years on
The DEPP closed two years ago this month. Many articles were published on its achievements and the independent evaluation by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative drew attention to these as well as some of the challenges including its sustainability. As part of our 10-year celebrations, the Evidence and Learning team of the Start Network have been finding out “what happened next” following the close of the DEPP by speaking to some of member organisations and other stakeholders who were involved in the programme.
How the National Humanitarian Network in Pakistan continues the work of Start Network in strengthening local capacity
Here we talk with Sana Zulfiqar who told us about the continuation of the work of the DEPP and how it has led to new initiatives in Pakistan and the wider region. Sana has been able to push forward many of the Start Networks initiatives in localisation and “shifting the power”.