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Governance & Assurance
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We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
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Our initiatives aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
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Crisis Response Summaries
We are committed to transparency, accountability, evidence-led decision-making and using learning to continuously evolve.
News & Blogs
Start Network Assembly 2020
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Why independence matters
This is big news: spinning off a new charity is the not-for-profit equivalent of an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Today we have become an independent Company and Charity that is owned by the Member NGOs. Until today we have been a consortium hosted by Save the Children UK. Until today we have seen ourselves as a start-up. Today we exited that incubation.
Start Network launches new charity to transform the global humanitarian sector
Start Network has today launched a new charity, which is aiming to catalyse a new era of humanitarian aid because its members believe that the global humanitarian system needs urgent reform to meet the challenges posed by today’s crises.
A stop on the journey north
Start Fund's rapid response to the displacement of migrants in Guatemala and Mexico meant Cadena, Oxfam and World Vision received funding quickly to respond to the people's immediate needs including shelter, essential items and hygiene kits. Start Network's Senior MEAL Advisor, David Burt gives us his first-hand account of the crisis response on the ground.
Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report
Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.
Get involved in Start Network governance
The Start Network Board of Trustees, the Membership Committee and the Nominations Committee are looking for new members with fresh perspectives to contribute their knowledge to the Start Network.
Humanitarians and academics come together to tackle tough decisions
As a humanitarian network, we make difficult decisions. We make these decisions quickly, and regularly.
Start Network celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2018
World Humanitarian Day is a chance to thank the countless aid workers around the world who help millions of people recover from crises, despite the dangers they face. Since its launch in 2014, the Start Fund has enabled Start Network members to act within days during times of crisis and helped people recover quickly.
Start Network responds rapidly to fill critical gap following Sierra Leone mudslides
Thousands of vulnerable people in dire need following mudslides in Sierra Leone are to begin receiving urgent help today, following the decision yesterday by Start Network members to fund six rapid-response projects.