December 6, 2019

Join the debate and support Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance during the 33rd International Conference

Join the debate and support Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance during the 33rd International Conference
This International Conference will include opportunities for participants to discuss or contribute to strengthening the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in the field of humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), by: 

To find out more about the 33rd International Conference visit the website dedicated to this event.


Side Event on “Humanitarian Cash: Giving Dignity to People in Crisis”

On the 11th of December, join a discussion on the role of cash in humanitarian assistance, opportunities and challenges for delivering cash to people in crisis, the potential for collaboration, and how to be “cash ready” organisations. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dylan Winder from the UK Mission to the UN and include the following panellists:

  • Dr Abbas Gullet, Kenya Red Cross
  • Ms Birgitte Bischoff Ebbesen, Danish Red Cross
  • Mr Alexei Castro, Honduran Red Cross
  • Mr Georges Kettaneh, Lebanese Red Cross
  • Mr Hai Anh Nguyen, Vietnam Red Cross

How to find the Side Event, if you are participating at the International Conference?

The Side Event will take place on Wednesday 11th December 2019, 13h00-14h00 in Room Montreux, Centre de Conference Varembé.


Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance Pledge

The 33rd International Conference is an important opportunity for the Movement to strengthen commitments to increasing the use of cash in humanitarian action.   A Cash and Voucher Assistance Pledge has been co-signed by British Red Cross, Danish Red Cross, Kenya Red Cross, Lebanese Red Cross, Mongolian Red Cross, Turkish Red Crescent, ICRC, and will be open for other National Societies and governments to sign and support its commitments.
To read the full pledge and sign click on the link below or ask the Cash Hub stand volunteers at the Humanitarian Village to support you:


Visit the Cash Hub stand at the Humanitarian Village

The Cash Hub will be part of the Humanitarian Village between 9 and 12 December. If you are participating at the Conference, come and visit to find out more about the Movement’s cash activities, access resources and discover how to join the Online Cash Community and more.


How to join the conversation online, even if you are not attending?

Conference participants and the wider humanitarian community are invited to join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #RCRC19. To share your views, questions, and ideas related to Cash and Voucher Assistance please join the online conversation adding one or both of the following hashtags:

#RedCrossCash #RedCrescentCash

We would love to hear your thoughts about the use of Cash and Vouchers in humanitarian action!