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The Start Network is a global movement of individuals working in member agencies, as advisors and as contributors, aligned in their efforts to connect people in crises with the best possible solutions.

Our governance is overseen by the Assembly, where representatives from member agencies come together to set the strategic direction. Assembly Members from international NGO families are drawn from the UK branches of those families, and are responsible for communicating with and engaging their international counterparts.

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18 Oct 2018 description

12,000 people have been affected by flooding and landslides in Bukalasi and Buwali sub-counties in Bududa district since 11 October. The Bududa landslide disaster followed three days of consistent and heavy rainfall in the areas around Mount Elgon National Park in Bukalasi. 858 people have been displaced (The Tower Post 14/10/2018). 51 deaths have been reported (Howwe 14/10/2018).
Reported humanitarian needs are shelter, food, healthcare and NFIs (ActAlliance 15/10/2019).

Anticipated scope and scale

18 Oct 2018 description

Over 257,800 people have returned from northeastern Angola to the greater Kasai region of DRC since 1 October. During displacement, DRC nationals have experienced violence and human rights abuses, and many have arrived with almost nothing. Food, medical, protection and shelter interventions are required, as the host communities in greater Kasai were themselves already facing severe food insecurity and a cholera outbreak.

Anticipated scope and scale

15 Oct 2018 description

Over 100,000 people fleeing ethnic violence have been displaced in BenishangulGumuz (mainly in Kamashi Zone) and Oromia regions (mainly East Wollega and West Wollega zones). There are indications that displacement is rising, though the size of the displaced population is not clear. Urgent humanitarian needs are reported, including food, shelter, NFI and health (The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018, La Vanguardia 13/10/2018, Voa News 02/10/2018, OCHA 10/2018, The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018).

17 Sep 2018 description

As of 15 September 2018, between than 4,200 and 5,000 people of Naria Upazila have become homeless due to the erosion on the Padma river. There is severe erosion in at least 10 points covering 7 kilometers on the banks of the Padma in Shariatpur district including Naria Pourashava, Kedarpur Union, Moktarer Char Union, Nawa Para Union, Charatra Union and Gharisara union (BDNews24 10/09/2018). In addition to homes, all of the roads, bridges, culverts, and other critical infrastructure in the areas have submerged in the river.

31 Aug 2018 description

Intercommunal conflict in the Somali and Oromia border regions that escalated on 4 August has led to the internal displacement of more than 141,000 people. Shelter and health assistance are among the most urgent needs for the IDPs. The areas most affected by the conflict are Jijiga in Somali region and East Hararghe area in Oromia, where fatalities among the population were reported. With the exception of a reported influx of around 2,000 displaced people into Mekelle Town of Tigray region, there is no other information regarding the impact of the August events on Tigray.

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19 Oct 2018 description
job Closing date: 04 Nov 2018 Start Network

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as Technical Advisor, enabling technical input into Start Network anticipation activities through the development of networks and partnerships.

19 Oct 2018 description
job Closing date: 26 Oct 2018 Start Network

Research to explore the viability and appropriateness of different pathways to financing innovation and making it sustainable, in a context where the end user a community member vulnerable to disasters with limited capacity to pay.

Closing date: 26th October 2018


19 Oct 2018 description
job Closing date: 22 Oct 2018 Start Network

Description: Development of a sustainable model for the transition of a humanitarian network of NGOs to a decentralised network of national and regional hubs. This includes financial modelling, and the scoping and development of a framework for decentralised governance and decision making, to enable hubs to emerge and operate independently, as well as linked to the global network and each other through peer-to-peer relationships.

Closing date: 22 October 2018

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