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.
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:
- IFRC – Shelter Research Unit (SRU): Shelters, Settlements and Cash: A manual on Cash and Voucher Assistance
- A wide range of resources can be found on the Global Shelter Cluster page dedicated to Shelter and Cash Assistance.
- An half-day cash and shelter training module, to support training delivery to develop programme staff when selecting cash as a potential response tool in emergency shelter programmes.
1 February 2011
Cash for Shelter Program, Hurricane Richard 2010, Belize
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.
1 February 2011
Evaluation of the RED Card Program (Repair and Development), Chile Earthquake 2010
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.
1 January 2010
Rebuilding lives with shelter grants, Hurricane Sidr, Bangladesh
Case study on the use of unconditional shelter grants through banks in Bangladesh after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sidr.
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