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21 Aug 2018 description
report Start Network

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The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, volcanic, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund’s Crisis Anticipation Window. It reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured.

01 Aug 2018 description

Executive Summary:

At the time this report was written, 697 commitments had been made towards the Agenda for Humanity transformation 4A “Reinforce, do not replace, national and local systems.”

26 Jun 2018 description
report Start Network

This new guide brings together knowledge and resources from across the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) to provide agencies with practical resources on how to deliver preparedness effectively in ten areas.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

17 May 2018 description
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View Start Fund alerts on the map, filter by date, crisis type or alerting agency. Or scroll down to see a table of all alerts. Please note, alerts to the Start Fund Bangladesh have alert IDs beginning with 'B'.

Alerts will show here after an allocation decision has been made. Members, donors and partners must login above to see new alerts. Please note, alerts to the Start Fund Bangladesh have alert IDs beginning with 'B'.

16 May 2018 description
report Start Network

GLYN TAYLOR & ELIZABETH ASSEFA
HUMANITARIAN OUTCOMES
MARCH 28, 2018

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30 Apr 2018 description
report Start Network

Executive summary

Scope: This independent report commissioned by the Start Network is part of a wider lessons learned endeavour to review the value added of the Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) and the obstacles encountered by the mechanism since its inception in January 2017. Through an analysis of secondary sources and a focus on four country contexts, it provides an overview of the complexity of mixed migration flows along the Mediterranean towards Europe, and the context for MERF activity.

24 Apr 2018 description
report Start Network
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The Start Fund is a multi-donor pooled rapid response fund that initiates disbursement of humanitarian finance within 72 hours. It is collectively owned and managed by the Start Network members, a group of 42 national and international aid agencies from five continents. The fund was officially launched on 1st April 2014 and has an annual disbursement of approximately £11 million (GBP).

16 Mar 2018 description
report Start Network

The Start Fund is a multi-donor pooled rapid-response fund that initiates disbursement of humanitarian finance within 72 hours. It is collectively owned and managed by the Start Network members, a group of 42 national and international aid agencies from five continents. The fund was officially launched on 1st April 2014 and has an annual disbursement of approximately £11 million (GBP).

01 Mar 2018 description
report Start Network

Introduction

2017 has been a fundamental year for the Start Network, with the endorsement of its new strategy for the future by the Member Assembly in November. The Start Network has been mandated by its members to design a network of networks. The vision strives for a future where NGOs are able to respond to humanitarian needs all around the world as they emerge without funding priorities being defined by media headlines or political will.

23 Feb 2018 description

This edition of the inclusion of age & disability in humanitarian action training course was jointly developed by the Age and Disability consortium, a group of seven agencies working to promote age and disability inclusive humanitarian assistance: CBM, DisasterReady.org, Handicap International, HelpAge International, IFRC, Oxford Brookes University and RedR UK.

13 Feb 2018 description
report Start Network

The first in a series of tests looking to bring greater efficiency and transparency into humanitarian funding has taken place with positive results.

The test into blockchain technology enabled Dorcas to transfer funds from its international office in the Netherlands to its Albania country office. Using the Disberse blockchain platform, the cross-border transaction was almost instant and enabled Dorcas to trace the funds through an immutable record of the transaction.

06 Feb 2018 description
report Start Network

A growing network of humanitarian NGOs has welcomed Qatar Charity into its membership.