Cash in emergencies

Cash in Emergencies focuses on cash assistance programming in the immediate aftermath of a sudden onset disaster. Explore this page for case studies, lessons learned and other informational materials on cash assistance in emergencies.

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01 Feb 2012

Type: Learning

Organisation: IFRC

Operational research focusing on the role cash based interventions can play in drought contexts.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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01 Jan 2011

Type: Learning

Organisation: IFRC

Lessons learned on Community Engagement and Accountability from Indonesia, Haiti and Pakistan.

  • Information management
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Americas

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01 Jan 2011

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC

Case study on the Vietnam's Red Cross use of cash transfers for various programmes from 2005 - 2011.

  • Cash in emergencies

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30 Jun 2010

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

Analysis on humanitarian responses in the urban context, highlighting challenges and promising approaches, including income-generating micro-projects as well as aid in the form of cash or vouchers

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies

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22 Feb 2010

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

The ICRC and the Kenya Red Cross support the livelihoods of communities, making cash payments via mobile phone. ''Compared to direct payments, the mobile transfer method is more reliable as it reduces the workload and eliminates security risks associated with transporting cash."

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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01 Jan 2010

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC

Case study on the use of conditional cash grants through bank accounts for livelihoods recovery in Bangladesh after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sidr.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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