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Accountability, Feedback & Complaints Mechanisms in Humanitarian Responses to Migration

This guidance, developed by humanitarian consultant Clea Kahn, aims to give humanitarian actors a guidance for developing their accountability mechanisms in the context of mixed migration, with a focus on complaints and feedback m... Read more...

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27 July 2020

MIGRATION EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND HANDBOOK

This handbook is for MERF members, from headquarters to in-country staff. The handbook is a guide to the most up-to-date processes, systems, and governance mechanisms which enable the MERF to operate. It is a live document and wil... Read more...

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07 February 2020

Crisis Response Summary: Niger (alert 16)

In September 2018, Doctors of the World were awarded MERF funding to repond to urgent needs of migrants during a migration spike within the city Agadez in Niger. Read more...

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17 April 2019

Crisis Response Summmary: Morocco (alert 15)

Between 1 January and 20 August 2018, some 27,788 migrants have arrived by sea and 4,125 by land from Morocco to Europe in 2018. Doctors of the World, were awarded MERF funding to respond to the needs of over 8,000 migrants in a t... Read more...

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17 April 2019

Migration Emergency Response Fund alert fact sheet - 2018

This useful guide has everything Start Network members need to know when raising an alert for the new phase of the Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF). The new phase of the MERF is focused entirely on Africa and members of th... Read more...

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06 August 2018

The MERF and Mixed Migration Flows along the Mediterranean

The Migration Emergency Response Fund is a UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded rapid response, context specific, contingency fund run by the Start Network to respond to changes in the context, spikes, on... Read more...

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27 April 2018

Migration Emergency Response Fund Annual Report 2017

Over the past year, the Start Network has tested the flexibility of the Start Fund mechanism applied to one specific and highly volatile crisis context. The Mediterranean migration crisis has provided a testing platform for NGOs t... Read more...

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28 February 2018

MERF Project Summary - Alert 10 Serbia (Basic needs and protection)

The Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF), funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), was established in January 2017 in partnership with the 15 member representatives of the Start Network present in th... Read more...

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27 February 2018

MERF Project Summary - Alert 11 Niger (Essential needs not covered)

The Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF), funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), was established in January 2017 in partnership with the 15 member representatives of the Start Network present in th... Read more...

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27 February 2018

MERF Project Summary - Alert 13 Serbia (Food, WaSH, Protection and PSS needs)

The Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF), funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), was established in January 2017 in partnership with the 15 member representatives of the Start Network present in th... Read more...

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27 February 2018

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