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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What is Early and Anticipatory Action?
13 March 2023
Learning from the Ukraine Crisis Webinar Series: Building cash capacity within a conflict context
The second webinar in the series saw speakers from Ukraine Red Cross, Romania Red Cross, Polish Red Cross and IFRC discussed the learnings related to building National Society cash capacity…
13 February 2023
Learning from the Ukraine Crisis Webinar Series: CEA for Remote CVA programming webinar
The first webinar in the series aimed to explore how Community, Engagement and Accountability (CEA) minimum actions and approaches were integrated into CVA within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement…
19 January 2023
Anticipatory action and cash transfers for rapid-onset hazards: Practitioners’ note for field testing
This report, a result of the collaboration between the Asia-Pacific Regional Cash Working Group (RCWG) and the Asia-Pacific Technical Working Group on Anticipatory Action (TWGAA), aims to answer key questions…
30 August 2022
CVA Newsletter – Nepal Red Cross (April – June 2022)
Organization:Nepal Red Cross Society
An overview of the latest updates on the Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) work of the Nepal Red Cross between April and June 2022
13 May 2022
CVA Newsletter – Nepal Red Cross (Jan-March 2022)
Organization:BRC, Nepal Red Cross Society
An overview of the latest updates on the Cash and Voucher Assistance(CVA) work of the Nepal Red Cross between January and March 2022
13 April 2022
Q&A about cash and vouchers assistance for RC volunteers in Ukraine and impacted countries response
This question and answer (Q&A) sheet for volunteers working with cash and vouchers assistance (CVA) aims to help answer the questions of National Society volunteers and staff regarding the use…
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