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Medair is a Swiss international non-governmental organization (INGO) specialising in emergency response and recovery within the core sectors of shelter, infrastructure and non-food items (NFI); water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); and health and nutrition. For more than thirty years, Medair has provided humanitarian relief to people in need after natural disasters or other crises. Medair is currently providing humanitarian services in the following countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

“Medair is excited to join the Start Network as we specialize in emergency response and work in many contexts where life-saving, rapid responses are required. We are very interested in participating and contributing to the wide range of cooperation opportunities of the Start Network, helping each other to respond better and have more efficient and effective programming, engaging with others regarding new innovative approaches and sharing learning across the network. We also want to engage with the Start Fund allowing us all to access initial funding, which is so critical in the early stages of a sudden onset crisis, as well as for forgotten crises with little media attention but huge needs."

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