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Learning from ARC Replica in Senegal
Through ARC Replica, Start Network has sought to introduce this new financing approach to the NGO community, while protecting communities at risk of drought in Senegal.
Charities distribute aid as part of early response to food insecurity in Senegal
Humanitarian agencies in Senegal are this week distributing aid as part of an early response to food shortage, which has been caused by the late onset of rainfall last year. This early action will help alleviate the suffering of those affected and reduce the need for them to resort to negative coping actions such as taking children out of schools, eating their seeds, and migrating or selling their farming implements.
Largest ever early humanitarian action payout received by the Start Network
In an official ceremony in Darkar, Senegal today the Start Network was issued with a symbolic cheque of 10M USD in the largest every early humanitarian action pay out.
Start NETWORK joins global partnership aiming to make 1 billion people safer
Start Network has today signalled its commitment to help millions of people become more resilient to climate-related crises by strengthening early humanitarian financing and action.
$10M INSURANCE PAYOUT ANNOUNCED FOR AID CHARITIES TO ACT EARLY TO MITIGATE DROUGHT IN SENEGAL
Start Network has today confirmed that the biggest ever funding allocation to civil society for early humanitarian action has been announced. The money will enable aid agencies to offer life-saving support to people before an oncoming drought in Senegal leads to a famine, which threaten people’s lives.
NEW PAPER PUBLISHED AIMING TO DRIVE BETTER COORDINATION IN PRE-EMPTIVE HUMANITARIAN FINANCING
Start Network's new paper published today calls for better coordination on pre-emptive humanitarian financing, to avoid the ‘missed opportunity’ to save lives, cut the costs of emergency response, and build more resilient communities.
DES PRODUITS D’ASSURANCES INNOVANTS POUR PROTEGER DES COMMUNATES ATTEINTES PAR LA SECHERESSE EN AFRIQUE
Des polices d'assurance innovantes contre les risques climatiques souscrites par des agences humanitaires devraient permettre de venir en aide à 1,3 million de personnes en Afrique de l'Ouest. Parmi les pays bénéficiaires figurent le Sénégal, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Burkina Faso et la Gambie.
Innovative insurance cover to help drought-hit communities in Africa
Humanitarian agencies are setting up innovative climate risk insurance policies to protect up to 1.3 million people in West Africa from catastrophic drought. Read more.