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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© Juozas Cernius / IFRC

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 Aug 2016

Type: Video

Organisation: IFRC

It has been six seasons since Patricia Nhauro’s family has harvested a viable crop. “Being given cash, it gives me a choice,” says Patricia. The IFRC and Zimbabwe Red Cross Society are helping families like Patricia’s to survive the ongoing drought in Zimbabwe, in part through mobile cash transfers.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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10 Aug 2016

Type: Video

Organisation: IFRC

In Zimbabwe, the IFRC and the Zimbabwe Red Cross are distributing unconditional cash grants to support vulnerable households dealing with food insecurity.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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