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28 January 2018

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) published the second edition of the "Cash-based interventions: Asia-Pacific newsletter". These quarterly updates cover the latest news on cash-based assistance related activities, events, publications and resources across the Asia-Pacific region.

05 December 2018

A webinar about the Cash Hub initiative with a special focus on the Cash Hub platform and the online forum for the cash community of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement took place on 4 December 2018. A recording is now available.

11 September 2018

On 13th September 2018, the British Red Cross convened a Cash Conference on behalf of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, guided by the theme ‘Towards Transformation’. This report summarises the key themes that emerged on the day, with a view to further the global debate on the scale-up of humanitarian cash transfers. Read the summary report, executive summary and find the links to the recordings in this short article.

17 October 2018

Jo Burton, the ICRC's lead cash expert who's attending Cash Week, said: "There's a perception that in conflict, as opposed to disasters, that everything stops functioning – there's nobody on the street, there's no transport, no markets and no healthcare facilities. But that's just not the reality. These things can be disrupted, but life goes on and people find ways to adapt. [...]".

16 October 2018

After the earthquake, the generosity of the UK public toward the people of Nepal was inspiring. Read this British Red Cross blog to find out about the impact of cash grants in Nepal.

26 September 2018

"Giving cash through technology is a gamechanger for the way that humanitarian aid is delivered. We want to harness new technology in order to reach more people at scale and with greater effect, but we recognise that we need to work more in collaboration with local and national partners, and with financial service providers [...]."

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