The Start Network promotes a rethink in humanitarian assistance: people on the ground should have a greater influence instead of bureaucratic institutions.
The Start Network is a network of 42 national and international aid organisations from five continents. It aims to bring together the knowledge and different skills of member organisations for faster and better decision making, to help people who are affected by a crisis.
The Start Network uses new and more effective methods to provide rapid emergency assistance in places where others are often unable to react. The network promotes a rethink in humanitarian assistance: local communities and people on the ground should have a greater influence instead of centralised, bureaucratic institutions.