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News & Blogs
Start Network Assembly 2020
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Eight national and local members funded for COVID-19 response
As part of Start Network’s commitment to supporting local actors, eight national and local members have so far been selected to participate in a fund for COVID-19 response. This fund will allow these organisations to access funding of up to £30,000 to respond to COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India and Pakistan.
Alert 417: Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu
Tropical Cyclone Harold, which slammed into Vanuatu’s northern provinces on 6 April 2020, proved to be almost as devastating. Hitting in the middle of a national state of emergency to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19, the response was even more challenging.
Strengths and challenges of coordinated humanitarian response
Coordination is one of the areas where the design of the Start Network’s ARC Replica pay-out in Senegal has been most ambitious.
Crisis dentro de una crisis: Satisfacer las necesidades de los migrantes y refugiados Venezolanos durante la pandemia del Covid-19
Solidarités International y Première Urgence Internationale están ayudando a mitigar los riesgos urgentes que enfrentan los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos en el norte y a lo largo de Santander, Colombia, debido a la crisis de COVID-19. La crisis está afectando particularmente la salud, la higiene y la seguridad alimentaria de esta población. A través del apoyo del Start Fund COVID-19, las dos ONGI y sus socios locales Fundación Entre Dos Tierras y Red Humanitaria, están uniendo fuerzas para satisfacer las necesidades críticas de alimentación e higiene de esta población vulnerable.
Guidance for Complaint and Feedback Mechanism for Mixed Migration Contexts Launched
Crisis within a crisis: Meeting the needs of Venezuelan migrants and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic
Through the support of the Start Fund COVID-19, Solidarités International and Première Urgence Internationale and their local partners Fundación Entre Dos Tierras and Red Humanitaria, are joining forces to meet the critical food and hygiene needs of this vulnerable population.
Start Fund Bangladesh: COVID-19 Chapter
Using local membership strength of a pooled funding mechanism to extend humanitarian support during a pandemic.
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.