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 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
  • Blockchain and DLT

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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: 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: 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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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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