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News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Merging modelling and early action:
We spoke to Dr Erica Thompson from the London School of Economics about her work with Start Network on anticipating crises.
Mongolia is unique. 30% of the population earn their livelihoods from herding livestock, leading a traditional nomadic life to enable their animals to access pasture throughout the year. Weather conditions can be extremely harsh, with long, stormy winters where temperatures can drop as low as -40C or -50C. Herders, and therefore the wider Mongolia economy are vulnerable to the impacts of extreme winter weather. Dry summers can mean livestock do not gain the weight needed to survive winter, combined with harsh conditions this can cause mass livestock mortality known as ‘dzud’.
The localisation of humanitarian action in the Pacific
In April 2017, the Start Network published a seminal piece of research on the seven dimensions of localisation. This piece of work has influenced many in the sector as they develop their own understanding of localisation and its future direction. Most recently has been some work by the Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG). Here, Josie Flint from HAG speaks about the work they have been doing and the influence that the Start Network has had on this.
ARC Replica Insurance Payout: Kick-off meeting
Last week a kick-off meeting took place in Dakar, Senegal between Start Network NGOs and the government of Senegal to officially launch the beginning of Replica payout activities.
World Economic Summit 2020
Last week's World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos brought together around 3,000 participants from around the world, focused on high-level discussions between political and business leaders around global challenges and big themes. Start Network attended this year, and this is what we thought.
Essential support to under-the-radar crises in Bangladesh
We share some stories on the unique space that this Start Fund Bangladesh holds in providing essential support to under-the-radar crises.
Crisis anticipation online training launched
Start Network has launched a new free 'Crisis Anticipation and Action' online training for Start Network members.
The Start Fund’s 400th Alert
The drought in Southern Africa has been ongoing since October 2018 and has consistently grown in scale and severity. 45 million people were estimated to be experiencing critical levels of food insecurity at the end of 2019. The ongoing crisis is the cumulative consequences of the climate-related natural disasters (including drought, cyclone, and flooding) that have hit Zambia.