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News & Blogs
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Collaboration? It’s not as easy as it sounds says Emily Whitehead, as UN prepares for special session on refugees
Start Network's Emily Whitehead on the latest edition of the Humanitarian Exchange, focused on the response to the influx of refugees and vulnerable migrants into Europe.
Start Network and Plan UK launch Zika preparedness project in Guinea-Bissau
The Start Network and Plan UK have launched a new project in Guinea-Bissau to work with and support local communities in preparing for potential outbreaks of the Zika virus.
How the Start Fund is enabling faster and more coordinated humanitarian response
This year World Humanitarian Day is focusing on how the world came together in Istanbul in May to commit to helping 130 million people currently in need of humanitarian assistance. So today, we take a look at how the Start Fund is helping to enable more effective humanitarian response.
New collaborative regional roster for humanitarian response launched in Bangkok
This week the first collaborative regional roster for humanitarian response was launched in Bangkok.
Five reasons why the “localisation” agenda has failed in the past – and four reasons why things may now be changing
The current clamour for more international humanitarian aid to be channelled through local organisations is nothing new, says Steve Williams, head of programmes for the Start Network.
Developing Approaches to Disaster Risk Management in Pakistan
Shahida Arif, Regional Learning Advisor for Pakistan and Bangladesh, Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP), on the recent DEPP conference in Islamabad.
Call for Learning around crisis preparedness
A Call for Learning has been announced in order to increase the sharing of knowledge across projects within the Disasters and Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEPP).
How the Charter4Change is strengthening national and local humanitarian organisations
Anne Street, Head of Humanitarian Policy at CAFOD tells us about the Charter4Change.