Americas

Learn more about the cash programmes and work within the Americas region, carried out by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Search different resources including case studies, photos, articles and evaluations below.

19 June 2021

Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Response 2019-2021

Type:

Case study

Organization:

Bahamas Red Cross, IFRC

This case study highlights the use of multi-purpose cash (MPC), rental assistance and shelter repairs (using cash and voucher assistance) to address shelter needs caused by Hurricane Dorian that made landfall in the Bahamas in September 2019.

  • America
  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Cash and shelter

8 February 2021

Guidance for Mainstreaming Cash and Voucher Assistance Cash Preparedness for Effective Response – Chapter 2: ICRC CVA Preparedness Guidance

Type:

Tool

Organization:

RCRCM

This ICRC-specific guidance follows the same structure as the CVAP guidance for NSs (for the latter see Chapter 1), with each section providing an overview of one of the five key Areas of CVAP, adapted for use at ICRC delegation level.

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Europe
  • National society cash readiness

8 February 2021

Guidance for Mainstreaming Cash and Voucher Assistance Cash Preparedness for Effective Response – Chapter 1: CVAP Areas

Type:

Tool

Organization:

RCRCM

This guidance is intended for NSs at the country level, but can also be used by other components of the Movement. The document includes suggestions on what actions or domains are required under each of the five key CVAP Areas. A separate chapter has been written with adaptations for ICRC delegations investing in CVAP (see “Chapter 2 – ICRC CVAP Guidance”).

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Europe
  • Middle-East / North Africa
  • National society cash readiness

1 July 2020

Regional Roadmap for Cash and Voucher Assistance: Latin America and the Caribbean

Type:

Learning

Organization:

IFRC

The purpose of this Roadmap is to establish priorities and targets for 2021 to enable National Societies in the Americas to become preferred local partners for implementation of CVA.

  • America

11 June 2019

Cash for Livelihoods in Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence

Type:

Case study

Organization:

ICRC

This case study report elaborates on the details, outcomes, successes, difficulties and recommendations from an ICRC/BRCS Cash for Livelihoods project since 2015.

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and livelihoods
  • Cash in conflict
  • Europe
  • Middle-East / North Africa

11 April 2019

Grand Bargain Workshop: Linking Humanitarian Cash and Social Protection

Type:

Learning

Organization:

IFRC, UNICEF, UK Aid

In April 2019, a 1.5-day workshop was organised in Geneva under the auspices of the Grand Bargain cash workstream, to discuss the linkages between humanitarian cash and social protection. The event brought together experts from both humanitarian and social protection sectors.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle-East / North Africa
  • Cash and social protection
  • Cash and health

In partnership with:

British Red Cross