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Governance & Assurance
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Locally led action
New forms of financing
We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
Start Fund COVID-19
Start Fund Bangladesh
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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
Start Network Annual Assembly
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.
Understanding the challenges of communicating with refugees in Europe
‘If you had to flee your country, what’s the one piece of technology you would take with you?’ asks an innovative new short film from BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity.
Spotlight on Lesvos
At the end of March Start Network’s Helen James visited Lesvos to take a look at the Start Network European Refugee Response.
Interview with Lali Foster, Translators without Borders
We spoke to Lali Foster from Translators without Borders about their part in the Start Network’s European Refugee Response.
Five years of the Syrian Crisis
World Vision partnered with Frontier Economics to provide insight into what life might have looked like for these children if there had been no conflict and what future impacts are likely to be.
The Morning Shift on Lesvos
Here Crystal Wells, Roving Communications Officer, International Medical Corps, gives an account of the morning shift on Lesvos.
ActionAid's response to the European Refugee Crisis
Here we look at the response by Start Network member ActionAid to the European Refugee Crisis.
European Refugee Crisis: Catholic Relief Services' response
A collaborative response by Catholic Relief Services and partners.