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PRESS & MEDIA KIT: G7 SUMMIT 2021

Date added

10 September 2021

Summary

Start Network is a global network of more than 50 Non-Governmental Organisations, working across six continents. The aim of the network is to tackle what it sees are the biggest systemic problems in the humanitarian action sector and to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and locally led action.

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G7 NOT DOING ENOUGH FOR COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY DISASTERS

Start Network is calling for the G7 to do more and catalyse a system-wide shift to locally-led preparedness and anticipatory action that delivers rapid and flexible funding to local communities.

Specifically:

  1. Listen to local and national voices to co-create a more proactive, decentralised, power-balanced humanitarian system that is closer to the frontlines.
  2. Align international commitments on climate change to domestic policies to mitigate the climate crises which disproportionately affect local communities and exacerbates humanitarian crises.
  3. Make prearranged finance the primary method for funding crises by 2030across all international aid, with credible plans in place by COP26, including the annual monitoring of progress.
  4. Deliver on commitments of spending 0.7 % of Gross National Income on Official Development Assistance, prioritising humanitarian aid to the poorest and most vulnerable countries.

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