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.

If you are a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement join the internal discussion on our collaborative workspace.

Cash in Emergencies 1084 x 610

© Zeynep Tugrul /Turkish Red Crescent

01 Nov 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay)

Periodical report (n.3) with information and news on the Türk Kızılay Kizilaykart Emergency Social Safety Net Programme supporting basic needs of vulnerable refugees in Turkey.

  • Europe
  • Middle-East / North Africa
  • Cash in emergencies

Download

16 Sep 2018

Type: Video

Organisation: IFRC

In 2011, low rainfall reduced crop production and sent food prices soaring in Mauritania. The Red Cross Red Crescent response included a cash-for-work programme in the Brakna region.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

Watch here

12 Sep 2018

Type: Video

Organisation: British Red Cross

Natural disasters and conflict can limit people’s individual freedom and their ability to make meaningful choices in times of crisis. This video gives an overview of the impact of cash assistance in an emergency with examples from Kenya and the British Virgin Islands.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa
  • Americas

Watch here

10 Sep 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: ICRC

ICRC's experience and evidence show that cash is an essential tool in humanitarian action in armed conflict and a valuable option in responding to a wide range of the needs people have in such situations.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

Read more

01 Aug 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, Kenya Red Cross

This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people focusing on two Kenya Red Cross projects in Kilifi and the Tana Delta where cash was delivered using M-Pesa.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Africa
  • Cash technology

Download

01 Aug 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, ICRC

This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people through a review of a “cash for livelihoods” programme implemented by ICRC in Nigeria.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Africa
  • Cash technology

Download

In partnership with: