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Start Fund crisis update India and Pakistan
A summary of small to medium scale crises that the Start Fund has been alerted to, between 28 October and 15 November 2015 - India and Pakistan.
Transforming Surge Capacity Pilot Fund
A pilot fund for localised and collaborative surge in the Asia region is launching today.
How International Medical Corps is tackling Ebola in Guinea-Bissau
As Sierra Leone celebrates 42 days free of Ebola, we take a look at the success of the rapid response team training on Ebola, part of International Medical Corps's Start project in Guinea Bissau.
Launch of the monitoring, evaluation and learning project
On 29 October people from across the Start Network and others involved in the Disasters and Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEPP) met to discuss the new monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) project for the DEPP portfolio.
Humanitarians receive leadership training in Nairobi
Last week, 26-30 October, 21 humanitarians were trained in Nairobi as part of the Leadership for Humanitarians programme, delivered by Relief International as part of the Talent Development project.
Extra UK help for refugees arriving in Western Balkans
Tens of thousands of people who have made the dangerous journey to the Western Balkans will receive immediate, lifesaving humanitarian assistance with new funding from the UK Department for International Development.
"The Start Fund provides aggregation, a single point of entry for governments to ..."
"half of all human suffering in disasters is in small scale, low profile crises, ..."