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Stories of survival
Islamic Relief provides emergency aid through the Start Fund, to families affected in tropical cyclone Sagar which hit between the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa in May 2018.
Reflections from the FOREWARN bi-annual community meeting
The Start Fund’s biannual FOREWARN meeting in early September was an opportunity for FOREWARN members to both contribute and draw from a collective body of work. As FOREWARN continues to grow, as well as decentralise – connecting forecasters, scientists, risk analysts and humanitarian decision-makers at all levels proved vital.
Start Network takes next steps to support localisation through regional and national hubs
The Start Network has received responses from more than 230 organisations in more than 60 countries, looking to create and join national and regional Start Network hubs. The hubs are being created to shift greater power and resources to those closest to humanitarian crises.
Innovation in humanitarian supply chains
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking to partner with a humanitarian organisation to develop innovative solutions to challenges around the tracking of humanitarian supplies.
Mainstreaming Early Action
Every year, numerous predictable risks turn into humanitarian disasters. Whether it’s foreseen pre-election violence, disease outbreaks following floods, or landslides following heavy rains, a lot can be done to mitigate the damage of such threats by acting early.
"Christof Gabriel Maetze, Start Network’s new Chair of the Board of Trustees, tel..."
Start Network welcomes new Chair to Board of Trustees
The Start Network is delighted to announce Christof Gabriel Maetze has joined the Start Network Board of Trustees as its new Chair.
Start Network signs ‘game-changing’ drought insurance policy for early humanitarian response in Senegal
The Start Network has signed a ‘game-changing’ insurance policy, intended to pay out if a drought hits Senegal, enabling aid agencies to offer live-saving help before a famine threatens to take people’s lives.