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
Organisation: Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine
Article summarising the case for cash, showcasing RC/RC Movement examples and discussing advantages and the challenges ahead.
12 Dec 2016
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.
28 Oct 2016
"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.
27 Sep 2016
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.
14 Jun 2016
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.
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