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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12 Jun 2017

Type: Photo gallery

Organisation: ICRC

Haduko who lives in Kenya's drought affected Tana Delta region has just received a cash transfer message on her mobile phone. She makes her way to a mobile money vendor to withdraw the cash

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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15 May 2017

Type: Photo gallery

Organisation: ICRC

Farmers were hit by successive failed rains that has exacerbated the drought conditions across Somalia. Cash given by ICRC via mobile money has helped Isaaq to buy food for his family and buy seeds in anticipation of the rains.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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10 Mar 2017

Type: Photo gallery

Organisation: ICRC

Thérèse opened a restaurant in November 2016 thanks to her business acumen and ICRC's financing program, which gave her a cash grant of USD 120 to invest in her business.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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28 Oct 2016

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

"Rations of rice, beans and oil are a precious source of aid, but sometimes people just need money." In Cameroon's Far North province, 500 families displaced by the conflict received cash to meet their basic monthly needs.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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16 May 2016

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC

Case study on an unconditional cash programme for basic needs using mobile money in response to flooding in Kenya.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa
  • Cash technology

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01 Jan 2014

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC

Fact sheet on an unconditional cash programme targeting food insecurity in Senegal, using banks.

  • Africa
  • Cash in emergencies

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01 Jan 2014

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC

Summary of the IFRC's work with the Senegalese Red Cross, scaling up their capacity and preparedness for cash based interventions.

  • National society cash readiness
  • Africa

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01 Jan 2014

Type: Evaluation

Organisation: IFRC

Final evaluation of the cash preparedness pilots of the Philippine Red Cross, Viet Nam Red Cross , Senegal Red Cross and Chile Red Cross.

  • National society cash readiness
  • Americas
  • Asia-Pacific

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01 Feb 2012

Type: Learning

Organisation: IFRC

Operational research focusing on the role cash based interventions can play in drought contexts.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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22 Feb 2010

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

The ICRC and the Kenya Red Cross support the livelihoods of communities, making cash payments via mobile phone. ''Compared to direct payments, the mobile transfer method is more reliable as it reduces the workload and eliminates security risks associated with transporting cash."

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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