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We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
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Anticipation & Risk Financing
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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Start Network holds first AGM and first Assembly meeting as an independent charity
Start Network today held it's first Annual General Meeting and the first Assembly meeting as an independent charity.
Start Network invites five founding hubs to join a proof of concept phase
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.