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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© Zeynep Tugrul /Turkish Red Crescent

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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01 Jan 2010

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.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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01 Jan 2008

Type: Learning

Organisation: British Red Cross

A Learning Paper on a cash for livelihoods programme to support the recovery of Tsunami-affected people in Aceh, Indonesia.

  • Cash in emergencies

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