“Doing no harm” in the digital age: What the digitalisation of cash means for humanitarian action
Resource type: Article
Tags: Cash in conflict, Cash technology
Publication year: 2021
This article explores how cash transfers have changed the way the humanitarian sector delivers assistance. The digitalisation of cash means that the simple click of a button can put money in the hands of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people within minutes. As humanitarians, we need to articulate what “do no harm” means in the digital age, applying this equally to the way we use digital payments to support people affected by armed conflicts and other situations of violence.