Cash and livelihoods
Livelihoods encompass the capabilities, assets and activities required to make a living. Ensuring that vulnerable households have sustainable livelihoods increases their access to a stable income, as well as their dignity, resilience, and ability to be active in society. Livelihoods support helps people affected by crisis to build more sustainable means of living, develop skills and gain greater access to opportunities.
Cash assistance can be an effective way to protect, restore, or enhance livelihoods which enable people to become self-sufficient and improve wellbeing for current and future generations.
Learn about the work of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in this field by accessing different resources related to cash and livelihoods below.
For more information on livelihoods, visit the Livelihoods Centre, hosted by the Spanish Red Cross and IFRC.
15 July 2020
Cash Hub Webinar 6 Top Takeaways
This documents provides the top takeaways from the 6th webinar on the use of cash and markets in response to COVID-19, with focus on livelihoods and household economic security.
6 May 2020
Targeting Entrepreneurs Livelihoods Centre Response
This document is a follow up of the first webinar on the use of cash and markets in response to COVID-19, providing guidance on how to define targeting criteria and how to identify complementary activities to cash grants support.
19 October 2019
Livelihoods assessment and shoats’ markets analysis Modogashe (Garissa) and Sericho (Isiolo)
Organisation:British Red Cross
This assessment of feasible livelihoods interventions for Modogashe and Sericho are part of the Ending chronic hunger project, and includes a market analysis of the selected value chain.
1 July 2019
Improving Lives and Livelihoods Through Cash Transfers: A Humanitarian Assistance Project in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine – Myanmar
Brief overview of a one-year project implemented by MRCS with multi-lateral support from IFRC, which started in November 2018 to recover livelihoods of populations affected by violence in Maungdaw Township.
11 June 2019
Cash for Livelihoods in Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence
This case study report elaborates on the details, outcomes, successes, difficulties and recommendations from an ICRC/BRCS Cash for Livelihoods project since 2015.
1 March 2019
Kizilaykart Cash Based Assistance Programmes, Livelihoods Survey Findings
Organisation:Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay)
Livelihood survey to understand the proﬁle of "Emergency Social Safety Net Programme" (ESSN) applicants and to collect data on their education level, employment status and barriers.
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