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16 May 2018

The cash delegate register is now accepting applications until the 5th of June 2019, and its selecting its members based on four main profiles. All those selected, if deployed, will engage with a wide range of stakeholders internal and external (local government, communities, other humanitarian actors, donors, etc.) to ensure coordination, harmonisation and accountability, as well as to support the host National Society to improve its capacity in assessment and the design of timely, scalable and quality cash responses.

19 March 2018

Representatives from British Overseas Territories are meeting in the Territory this week to prepare, design and implement cash-based response for emergencies. The three-day workshop titled, the Collaborative Cash Programming in Shock Responsive Social Protection will address and apply lessons learnt from the Joint Cash Platform operation also known as the Financial Assistance Programme in the British Virgin Islands.

23 January 2018

I have just come back from Lebanon and have seen first-hand how Syrian refugees there are struggling. More than a million Syrians refugees now live in Lebanon.

28 January 2018

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) published the second edition of the "Cash-based interventions: Asia-Pacific newsletter". These quarterly updates cover the latest news on cash-based assistance related activities, events, publications and resources across the Asia-Pacific region.

05 December 2018

A webinar about the Cash Hub initiative with a special focus on the Cash Hub platform and the online forum for the cash community of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement took place on 4 December 2018. A recording is now available.

11 September 2018

On 13th September 2018, the British Red Cross convened a Cash Conference on behalf of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, guided by the theme ‘Towards Transformation’. This report summarises the key themes that emerged on the day, with a view to further the global debate on the scale-up of humanitarian cash transfers. Read the summary report, executive summary and find the links to the recordings in this short article.

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