Americas

Learn more about the cash programmes and work within the Americas region, carried out by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Search different resources including case studies, photos, articles and evaluations below.

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12 Oct 2016

Type: Video

Organisation: Dominica Red Cross

The Dominica Red Cross brought immediate relief providing cash grants to thousands of people on the island of Dominica after the Tropical Storm Erika, in 2015.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Americas

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01 Sep 2016

Type: Video

Organisation: Cruz Roja Ecuatoriana (Ecuadorian Red Cross)

Del 14 al 22 de julio se llevó a cabo la primera implementación del Programa de Transferencia de Efectivo, cuyo objetivo es brindar apoyo económico a las familias afectadas por el terremoto del 16 de abril, para incentivar la reactivación de la economía local. 740 familias de Coaque y La Cabuya, provincia de Manabí fueron beneficiadas con este apoyo económico.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Americas

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01 Jan 2016

Type: Case study

Organisation: Belize Red Cross

Report from the Belize Red Cross on an unconditional cash programme for basic needs in response to Hurricane Earl using pre-paid cards (framework agreement with Visa in Latin America).

  • Americas
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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01 Jan 2015

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC

Case Study on using pre-paid cards to provide unconditional cash grants for basic needs in Jamaica (under the framework agreement with VISA in Latin America).

  • Americas
  • Cash technology

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24 Jul 2014

Type: Video

Organisation: IFRC, American Red Cross, Argentine Red Cross

In 2014, the IFRC tested a new Beneficiary Registration and Distribution System (DMDS), to support more efficient implementation of cash assistance. This video illustrates the process, from beneficiary registration, data collection using mobile device to distribution of pre-paid cards.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Americas

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11 Feb 2014

Type: Video

Organisation: Ecuadorian Red Cross (Cruz Roja Ecuatoriana)

In 2013, Paraguay suffered from severe floods in the southern region of the country, a cash transfer programme helped affected families to recover their livelihoods. Priority was given to families of small cultivators, small cattle farmers and fishermen who had lost their means of subsistence.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Americas

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