Cash in emergencies

Cash in Emergencies focuses on cash-based 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-based assistance in emergencies.

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01 Nov 2017

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

Previously, distributions took an average of 5 hours, whereas with Red Rose (data verification system providing an end-to-end solution for programming), it takes an average of 35 minutes for people to get their cash grants!

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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01 Nov 2017

Type: Evaluation

Organisation: IFRC

Evaluation of the unconditional cash transfer programme for basic needs and one-time winterisation supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Middle-East / North Africa

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23 Aug 2017

Type: Research

Organisation: ICRC and Brussels Privacy Hub

This Handbook was published as part of the Brussels Privacy Hub and ICRC’s Data Protection in Humanitarian Action project. It is aimed at the staff of humanitarian organizations involved in processing personal data as part of humanitarian operations.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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03 Jul 2017

Type: Video

Organisation: ICRC

Video on risks regarding data protection in cash transfer programmes

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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12 Jun 2017

Type: Photo gallery

Organisation: ICRC

Haduko who lives in Kenya's drought affected Tana Delta region has just received a cash transfer message on her mobile phone. She makes her way to a mobile money vendor to withdraw the cash

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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15 May 2017

Type: Photo gallery

Organisation: ICRC

Farmers were hit by successive failed rains that has exacerbated the drought conditions across Somalia. Cash given by ICRC via mobile money has helped Isaaq to buy food for his family and buy seeds in anticipation of the rains.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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10 Mar 2017

Type: Photo gallery

Organisation: ICRC

Thérèse opened a restaurant in November 2016 thanks to her business acumen and ICRC's financing program, which gave her a cash grant of USD 120 to invest in her business.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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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: Kenya Red Cross

Case Study on the Kenya Red Cross drought response building upon the national Hunger Safety Net Programme platform to deliver cash to the most vulnerable.

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15 Dec 2016

Type: Article

Organisation: Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine

Article summarising the case for cash, showcasing RC/RC Movement examples and discussing advantages and the challenges ahead.

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