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An open letter from Mihir Bhatt on the topics not hotly debated
Mihir Bhatt responds to an open letter from Sean Lowrie.
Why your corporate partners should enter the UPS International Disaster Relief Award
Business in the Community's Rosie Oglesby explains.
An open letter to Sean Lowrie from Mihir Bhatt
Following the World Humanitarian Summit consultation in October, Sean Lowrie penned an open letter to Mihir Bhatt, Director of the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute. This is Mihir’s response.
Ebola preparedness in Guinea-Bissau
Iama Coutinho Sampa, Psychologist, Health Centre in Bubaque, tells us about participating in Ebola preparedness training.
Hoping for escape but ready to fight
Crystal Wells, Roving Communications Officer, International Medical Corps explains... "there were so many opportunities for Ebola to invade Guinea-Bissau. Yet the virus never came."
Join the network for change
The Start Network is taking applications for membership from registered charities with a commitment to internationally recognised humanitarian principles and standards.
Spotlight on the Start Fund
A learning report from the Burundi refugee response in Tanzania.
Preliminary assessment of the effects on pastoralist migratory patterns and water-related conflict of IRC’s Start Fund project in Somalia