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 different resources including case studies, photos, articles and evaluations below.

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01 Jan 2019

Type: Evaluation

Organisation: ICRC, IFRC

French (Française) version of the executive summary of the report on the cash preparedness approaches implemented by the American Red Cross, British Red Cross, the Danish Red Cross and the IFRC from 2015-2017, with consideration of the IFRC cash preparedness pilots that took place in 2012-2013. 

  • National society cash readiness
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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01 Jan 2019

Type: Evaluation

Organisation: IFRC, ICRC

Executive summary of the report on the cash preparedness approaches implemented by the American Red Cross, British Red Cross, the Danish Red Cross and the IFRC from 2015-2017, with consideration of the IFRC cash preparedness pilots that took place in 2012-2013.

  • National society cash readiness
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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16 Sep 2018

Type: Video

Organisation: IFRC

In 2011, low rainfall reduced crop production and sent food prices soaring in Mauritania. The Red Cross Red Crescent response included a cash-for-work programme in the Brakna region.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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12 Sep 2018

Type: Video

Organisation: British Red Cross

Natural disasters and conflict can limit people’s individual freedom and their ability to make meaningful choices in times of crisis. This video gives an overview of the impact of cash assistance in an emergency with examples from Kenya and the British Virgin Islands.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa
  • Americas

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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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