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Governance & Assurance
Read about why we exist and values and reach. Or click above to read about our governance structure and current vacancies.
Donors and Partners
See which organisations are in the Network and which are our donors and partners. Or click above to find out about becoming a member.
Locally led action
New forms of financing
We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
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Anticipation & Risk Financing
Our initiatives aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
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Crisis Response Summaries
Annual Review 2020
We are committed to transparency, accountability, evidence-led decision-making and using learning to continuously evolve.
News & Blogs
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News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Start Network at COP26
Start Network is calling on world leaders at COP26 to help ensure the humanitarian sector is better prepared to deal with more intense and severe climate crises.
Start Network COP26 Events
Start Network is participating in six events during COP26 read on to see how you can join us.
New tool launched for responsible use of scientific data within humanitarian projects
Start Network has today launched a guide for scientists and humanitarians to encourage the responsible use of scientific data in humanitarian decision-making.
Start Network signs ‘game-changing’ drought insurance policy for early humanitarian response in Senegal
The Start Network has signed a ‘game-changing’ insurance policy, intended to pay out if a drought hits Senegal, enabling aid agencies to offer live-saving help before a famine threatens to take people’s lives.
Islamic Relief helps survivors of Bangladesh floods
Islamic relief has been working in consortium with Start Network Members Save the Children and Concern Worldwide, to implement a rapid response to floods which hit Bangladesh in early June.
Global Fund 250th crisis alert: Ebola outbreak in the DRC
A fresh outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has become the focus of the 250th alert by the Start Fund.
Start Fund responds rapidly to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid fears of a wider epidemic
An outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has spread into the major north-western city of Mbandaka, only 50km from the border with Republic of the Congo, raising fears of a wider epidemic.