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01 July 2020

When the conditions are right, cash can be a more appropriate and effective approach than other, more traditional, forms of in-kind assistance. Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) can put more decision-making power in the hands of the communities we serve, helping people to overcome crisis with dignity. Promoting choice and enhancing dignity of affected people is therefore rooted in CVA programming, but this can only be achieved if cash distributions are coupled with 2-way communication and trust.

17 June 2020

. This online event offered a platform to discuss how the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is adapting its Cash and Voucher (CVA) strategy in response to COVID-19, from a data and digital technology perspective.

11 June 2020

Around the world, the most vulnerable people are facing a stark and possibly deadly choice: Do they risk contracting COVID-19, or risk not feeding their families? As humanitarians, how can we help prevent families from having to make this impossible choice?

21 May 2020

On 6th May 2020, cash experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and British Red Cross (BRC) joined forces to launch the Cash Hub Webinar Series on Cash and COVID-19. These online events share the objective to discuss how the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is adapting to COVID-19, from a Cash and Voucher (CVA) perspective.

21 April 2020

The Training Working Group has recently launched the new Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Technical Competency Framework along with a range of supporting resources, to help make the framework operational by those managing CVA deployments.

15 April 2020

On top of having an impact on the health of people around the world, the crisis caused by COVID-19 will also have a huge direct and indirect impact on their economic resilience and livelihoods.

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