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.
On 1 August, a new Ebola Virus outbreak was declared in Mabalako health zone, Beni territory, Nord Kivu, when four samples collected from patients suffering from an ‘unknown disease’ tested positive for the virus. So far, 33 cases including 20 deaths (CFR: 60.6%) have been reported, though the latest official press release states 26 cases and 20 deaths as of 28 July. The declaration of this outbreak followed detection of a significant cluster of suspected viral haemorrhagic fever in July in Nord Kivu.
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.”
Between 3 and 5 July heavy rainfall, ranging from 119 to 159 millimeters, has triggered waterlogging in Matarbari union of Maheshkhali Upazila in Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh Meteorological Department 06/07/2018). 22 out of 31 villages, are waterlogged and inundated, affecting an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people (Government D-Form 08/07/2018).