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We support humanitarians, donors, local partners and other stakeholders in optimising the contribution that they can make to connecting people in crisis with the best possible solutions.
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First successful test of blockchain for international distribution of aid funding
The first in a series of tests looking to bring greater efficiency and transparency into humanitarian funding has taken place with positive results.
Dorcas’ rapid response to armyworm infestation in Ethiopia
In February an armyworm outbreak led to the significant damage of maize fields across Ethiopia. The Start Fund enabled a targeted rapid response to meet farmers’ immediate needs. Dorcas gave farmers appropriate chemicals to control the infestation and guidance on how to protect their maize from future outbreaks.
Start members act in anticipation of high stakes election in Kenya
The Start Network is enabling aid agencies in Kenya act early to mitigate the risk of election violence, in a new way of working for the humanitarian sector.
Start Network welcomes 12 new members
The Start Network is delighted to welcome 12 new members, taking it to 39 members in 14 countries.