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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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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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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28 Nov 2014

Type: Video

Organisation: ICRC

The ICRC is giving cash grants via mobile phone, to help both Ebola survivors and the families of those who have died, as many have had to destroy contaminated clothing and other property.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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18 Jun 2014

Type: Video

Organisation: Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya was affected by severed floods and landslides in 2013. The Kenya Red Cross in partnership with the American Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross implemented a response plan containing a mobile cash transfer programme to 3443 households in Nyanza Region.

  • Africa
  • Cash in emergencies

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18 Feb 2014

Type: Video

Organisation: IFRC

In 2014, the IFRC tested a new Beneficiary Registration and Distribution System (DMDS), to support more efficient implementation of cash assistance. This video shows the process, from identity verification to merchant's invoice reconciliation, as well as the equipment for DMDS implementation presented by the Senegalese Red Cross.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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