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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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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12 Dec 2016

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

In Atotsi, Georgia, families received training in business skills, coaching and conditional cash grants to enable them to start small businesses and earn enough income to support themselves.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Europe

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28 Oct 2016

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

"Rations of rice, beans and oil are a precious source of aid, but sometimes people just need money." In Cameroon's Far North province, 500 families displaced by the conflict received cash to meet their basic monthly needs.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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27 Sep 2016

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

Daw Jhone Zay used her business skills to set up a shop in the IDP camp in Shan State, Myanmar where she lives. ICRC's cash grant helped her build her business, diversifying her inventory and maintaining sufficient stock levels to meet demand.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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14 Jun 2016

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

Kavitha is a widow who lost her husband to the conflict. She opened a small grocery store with her cash grant from ICRC, and is now able to cover her daily household expenses and save for her children’s future.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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