Africa

Learn more about the cash programmes and work within the African region, carried out by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Search our case studies, photos, articles and evaluations below.

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10 Sep 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: ICRC

ICRC's experience and evidence show that cash is an essential tool in humanitarian action in armed conflict and a valuable option in responding to a wide range of the needs people have in such situations.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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01 Aug 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, Kenya Red Cross

This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people focusing on two Kenya Red Cross projects in Kilifi and the Tana Delta where cash was delivered using M-Pesa.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Africa
  • Cash technology

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01 Aug 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, ICRC

This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people through a review of a “cash for livelihoods” programme implemented by ICRC in Nigeria.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Africa
  • Cash technology

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01 Feb 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, IFRC

Findings from two case studies commissioned by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Kenya and Nigeria, to examine whether humanitarian cash programmes can contribute to financial inclusion for crisis affected people.

  • Africa
  • Cash technology
  • Cash in conflict

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01 Jan 2018

Type: Case study

Organisation: Kenya Red Cross

Case Study on the Kenya Red Cross' use of unrestricted electronic cash vouchers to support families affected by drought.

  • Cash technology
  • Africa
  • Cash in emergencies

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01 Jan 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: Kenya Red Cross

An overview of the Kenya Red Cross cash experience to date.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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01 Jan 2018

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC, Danish Red Cross (DRC), Madagascar Red Cross Society (MRCS)

This case study documents how community engagement and accountability approaches were integrated into the emergency phase of a pilot cash based intervention programme in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo in 2017, and the benefits this had for the program.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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01 Jan 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: ICHA, Kenya Red Cross

The purpose of this study is to document the learnings from this pilot project in Kenya, inform the way forward for KRCS, and explore the benefits and risks of blockchain technology.

  • Cash technology
  • Africa

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01 Jan 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: ICHA, ECHO, KRCS, BRC

Learning document about the voices of partners and stories of people affected by the 2016 – 2017 drought in Kenya to capture the impact of a programme implemented by KRCS, with support from BRC and ECHO, using unconditional can transfers to increase resilience of beneficiaries.

  • Africa
  • Cash in emergencies

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01 Nov 2017

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

Previously, distributions took an average of 5 hours, whereas with Red Rose (data verification system providing an end-to-end solution for programming), it takes an average of 35 minutes for people to get their cash grants!

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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