History of the Start Network
Governance & Assurance
Read about why we exist and values and reach. Or click above to read about our governance structure and current vacancies.
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We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
Anticipation & Risk Financing
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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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National FOREWARN launches in Bangladesh and the Philippines
National FOREWARN group launches in Bangaldesh and the Philippines enabling them to use local expertise, forecasts and resources to act before a predictable crisis hits within country.
Acting in anticipation of a volcanic hazard in the Philippines
Read how a consortium of Start Network members completed the first anticipation activation in the Philippines helping communities to 'Andam Lahar' or 'Prepare for Lahar.'
AN IMPACT BEFORE INSTRUMENTS APPROACH
A new series of technical discussion papers announced today explores how evolving disaster risk financing (DRF) approaches could be a game changer in acting earlier, quicker and more effectively to predictable humanitarian crises.
A rapid response to flooding in Sierra Leone
Continual heavy rains in Freetown, Sierra Leone, triggered flooding in the country's capital damaging homes, washing away livestock and destroying livelihoods. The Start Fund was alerted to the crisis in early August and awarded rapid responding funding to Action Aid, Care International, Catholic Relief Services and Oxfam to help meet the needs of those affected.
Refreshing the brand
You may have noticed some visual changes in the Start Network’s communications channels and that's because we've been working to review our brand and make it more engaging and accessible.
Largest ever early humanitarian action payout received by the Start Network
In an official ceremony in Darkar, Senegal today the Start Network was issued with a symbolic cheque of 10M USD in the largest every early humanitarian action pay out.
New Treasurer joins the Start Network Board
The Start Network team and Board are excited to welcome Paul Astruc, who joined the Board this month as an independent trustee, Treasurer and Chair of Start's Finance & Audit Committee.
Start Fund awarded responses: September
October saw the Start Fund respond on a global level to seven alerts, awarding just under £1.5million to rapid responses to fires, flooding, earthquakes, and displacement alerts Read more.