Cash and shelter

The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has a long history of using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) to support people affected by crisis to meet their shelter and settlement needs. Examples include vouchers to support people to access hostels in a migration crisis, cash as part of an owner-driven shelter reconstruction programme, and cash for winterisation support to allow people to access insulation materials. Below you can find out more about the work of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in this field, accessing different resources related to cash and shelter.

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Rental Assistance is a shelter programming option particularly suited to urban contexts. IFRC has recently been developing resources on this and they can be accessed on this page dedicated to:

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1 February 2011

Cash for Shelter Program, Hurricane Richard 2010, Belize

Type:

Evaluation

Organisation:

Belize Red Cross

This Beneficiary Satisfaction & Impact Evaluation of the Cash for Shelter Program in response to Hurricane Richard 2010 in Belize, describes the emotional and physical recover of families assisted by Belize Red Cross under this programme.

  • America
  • Cash and shelter

1 February 2011

Evaluation of the RED Card Program (Repair and Development), Chile Earthquake 2010

Type:

Evaluation

Organisation:

Chilean Red Cross (Cruz Roja Chilena)

This Beneficiary Satisfaction & Program Evaluation of the RED Card Program (Repair and Development) in response to the Chile Earthquake 2010, evaluates the work of the Chilean Red Cross where they used a debit card programme to facilitate recipients to buy construction materials to repair their homes or improve their transitional shelters.

  • America
  • Cash and shelter

1 January 2010

Rebuilding lives with shelter grants, Hurricane Sidr, Bangladesh

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

IFRC

Case study on the use of unconditional shelter grants through banks in Bangladesh after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sidr.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and shelter
  • Cash in emergencies