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.

6 April 2022

Global Cash Forum Report

Type:

Report

Organization:

British Red Cross, Cash Hub, ICRC, IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay)

The Global Cash Forum, co-hosted by the Cash Hub and Turkish Red Crescent, was a virtual event involving a series of five Regional Sessions: Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This report provides a brief summary of the main discussion points at the Forum, from both the Regional Sessions and Global Dialogue Session.

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • cash
  • Europe
  • Learning
  • Middle-East / North Africa

3 March 2022

CVA in Migration Context – Voices of Migrants in Colombia

Type:

Learning

Organization:

Cruz Roja Colombiana, IFRC

The National Society of the Colombian Red Cross (SNCRC) sought to discover and analyse the perception of migrants in Colombia regarding CVA, listening to their voices and identifying their preferences concerning different delivery mechanisms, as well as their perspectives on the opportunities and risks presented by digital identities in humanitarian action.

  • America

24 January 2022

Guidelines on Cash Transfers and Livelihoods – learning workshop in Guatemala City (Nov 2015)

Type:

Learning

Organization:

CaLP, Livelihoods Centre

This documents shares lessons learned on the context in Central America, makes references to practical examples, and highlights details of cash transfer programmes for livelihoods. It also refers to various key documents on cash transfers and livelihoods.

  • America
  • Cash and livelihoods

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

In partnership with:

British Red Cross