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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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Annual Report 2021
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MapAction supports the Start Network to improve early action in humanitarian response
Geospatial data, data visualisation and information management are critical to anticipatory action. As a trusted leader in these fields MapAction has been selected to partner with the Start Network to assist with our programmes of anticipatory and early action.
Une nouvelle police d'assurance protégera jusqu'à 160 000 personnes contre les sécheresses au Sénégal
Start Network a signé une police d'assurance contre les risques climatiques qui protégera jusqu'à 160 000 personnes au Sénégal des effets de la sécheresse. Cette police, l'une des premières de ce genre, permettra aux organisations humanitaires d'apporter une aide cruciale aux Sénégalais dès qu'une sécheresse sera prévue, contribuant ainsi à éviter la famine.
New insurance policy will protect up to 160,000 people in Senegal from drought
Start Network has signed a climate risk insurance policy that will protect up to 160,000 people in Senegal from the effects of drought. One of the first of its kind, the policy will enable aid agencies to offer life-saving support to people in Senegal as soon as a drought is predicted, helping to prevent famine.
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.
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.