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Emergencies​ and Early Action

In recent years, early action has emerged as a promising approach to mitigate the impact of disasters and crises before they occur. One key element of anticipatory action is the use of cash transfers as a tool for early response. In times of crises, getting the right resources to those in need is crucial.

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. Watch the short video How the Red Cross uses Cash in Emergencies below to find out more.


Cash and Early Action

Anticipatory action seeks to reduce the negative impact of disasters by providing assistance to populations before a forecasted disaster occurs. Disasters are often predictable, and the science used to forecast them is increasingly reliable. Through the effective use of forecasts, risk analysis and early-warning information, it is now possible to put in place the actions and financing required to act before a disaster hits.

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14 February 2024

AccessRC Pilot programme for Cash and Voucher Assistance in Colombia

Type:

Video

Organization:

Cruz Roja Colombiana, IFRC

This video produced by Colombia Red Cross demonstrates the capabilities of the AccessRC app, which was piloted in Cundinamarca, Soacha. In the use of this app, individuals were able to…

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

18 January 2024

Unified Cash+ Framework of Bangladesh: For Anticipatory Action and Response

Type:

Research

Organization:

Bangladesh Red Crescent, IFRC

This document presents a proposal for a harmonised inter-sectoral approach to cash+ (cash and other forms of support) in anticipation of rapid onset hazard events as well as the response…

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and anticipatory action

19 October 2023

A joint simulation on cash-based anticipatory action and shock-responsive social protection for floods

Type:

Case study

Organization:

Anticipation Hub

In 2021, a joint simulation exercise was organised to explore the possibility of connecting anticipatory cash transfers to existing social protection systems in the Philippines, with a focus on testing…

  • Cash and anticipatory action

3 July 2023

SARC Post Distribution Monitoring Survey

Type:

post distribution monitoring

Organization:

Syrian Arab Red Crescent

Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) Survey conducted by SARC in the February 2023 post-earthquake response

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Middle-East / North Africa

3 July 2023

SARC Multisectoral Market Assessment

Type:

Learning

Organization:

Syrian Arab Red Crescent

This document outlines the purpose and process of the rapid market assessment conducted by SARC in the February 2023 post-earthquake response

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Middle-East / North Africa

3 July 2023

SARC CVA Earthquake Intervention Plan 2023

Type:

Guidance

Organization:

Syrian Arab Red Crescent

This document outlines procedures and steps needed to implement the cash and voucher interventions in relation to the Syrian Earthquake, including roles and responsibilities of departments and units within the…

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Middle-East / North Africa

In partnership with:

British Red Cross