The Future of Humanitarian Surge – Learning from the Transforming Surge Capacity project 2015-2018

Project: Transforming Surge Capacity 23rd January 2018

In 2015, the Start Network launched the 3-year Transforming Surge Capacity (TSC) project, financed with UK aid as part of the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP).

This pilot project has brought together eleven UK-based aid agencies – ActionAid (project lead), Action Against Hunger, CAFOD, CARE, Christian Aid, International Medical Corps, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Plan International, Save the Children and Tearfund – to undertake localised activities on surge, and to establish collaborative surge platforms at national, regional and international levels.

The Future for Humanitarian Surge report has gathered data from project agencies and platforms with the aim of highlighting learning emanating from the project in order to support the humanitarian sector towards more effective surge practices. The learning identified fed into the Future for Humanitarian Surge event, organised by the TSC Project, and held in London on 20 November 2017.

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