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Governance & Assurance
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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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News & Blogs
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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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.
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
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