Asia-Pacific

Learn more about the cash programmes and work within the Asia-Pacific region, carried out by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Search our case studies, photos, articles and evaluations below.

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06 Apr 2018

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

"Times were tough when I couldn't find work." But all that changed after Mr Majid received a cash grant as part of a programme to help people living in south-eastern Bangladesh become self-sufficient.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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10 Jan 2017

Type: Photo gallery

Organisation: ICRC

In Masbate, Philippines, workers take part in a cash for work program to construct a river wall to prevent flash floods and erosion from damaging houses.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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01 Jan 2017

Type: Case study

Organisation: American Red Cross and Mastercard

A pilot study of Mastercard's Send technology in the distribution of unconditional cash assistance for basic needs through mobile money in Indonesia.

  • Cash technology
  • Asia-Pacific

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27 Sep 2016

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

Daw Jhone Zay used her business skills to set up a shop in the IDP camp in Shan State, Myanmar where she lives. ICRC's cash grant helped her build her business, diversifying her inventory and maintaining sufficient stock levels to meet demand.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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14 Jun 2016

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

Kavitha is a widow who lost her husband to the conflict. She opened a small grocery store with her cash grant from ICRC, and is now able to cover her daily household expenses and save for her children’s future.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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01 Jan 2016

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC

Case study on using mobile money for unconditional cash transfers  in response to Cyclone Komen in Bangladesh, with a focus on opportunities and challenges in partnering with the private sector.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash technology

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15 Jul 2014

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

In the north and east of Sri Lanka, households headed by women and persons who were disabled due to the conflict are among the vulnerable, and the ICRC gives cash grants enabling them to start income-generating activities.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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13 Jan 2014

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

Cash assistance is an integral part of the much-needed support given by the ICRC and the Philippine Red Cross to the displaced population that is yet to recover from the destruction of their livelihood and property.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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01 Jan 2014

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC

Fact sheet on a conditional cash assistance programme for livelihoods recovery using cash collection at post offices in response to flash floods in Pakistan.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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01 Jan 2014

Type: Case study

Organisation: Philippine Red Cross

Case study focusing on cash readiness and capacity building implemented within the Philippine Red Cross.

  • National society cash readiness
  • Asia-Pacific

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