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Our aim is to deliver effective aid, harnessing the power and knowledge of the network to make faster and better decisions to help people affected by crises.
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ActionAid's response to the European Refugee Crisis
Here we look at the response by Start Network member ActionAid to the European Refugee Crisis.
European Refugee Crisis: Catholic Relief Services' response
A collaborative response by Catholic Relief Services and partners.
Talent development in Bangladesh
Relief International and Leadership for Humanitarians are running the next Leadership for Humanitarians training programme starting in March 2016.
Realities behind the rhetoric
Ros Tennyson outlines a new case study which puts the day-to-day reality of the operational side of Start Network under a microscope.
Mobilising science to reduce disaster risk and the road map to get there
Becky Murphy from Christian Aid reports from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction's Science and Technology Conference.
UK Aid funding for the European refugee crisis
Funding will provide additional winter help to migrants and refugees who have already travelled to Europe, and boost infrastructure and services to take care of new arrivals.
An open letter from Sean Lowrie on localisation
Sean's response to an open letter from Mihir Bhatt, part of a correspondence which began following the World Humanitarian Summit consultation in October 2015.
NetHope Global Summit
Do you know how many people in the tech sector want to help make humanitarian aid more effective? Start Network's Helen James reports on the NetHope Global Summit.