Asia-Pacific

Learn more about the cash programmes and work within the Asia-Pacific 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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01 Jan 2016

Type: Case study

Organisation: IFRC

Case study on using mobile money for unconditional cash transfers  in response to Cyclone Komen in Bangladesh, with a focus on opportunities and challenges in partnering with the private sector.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash technology

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14 Dec 2015

Type: Video

Organisation: IFRC

After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the American Red Cross provided cash assistance to families impacted by the disaster. Thus far, more than 34,000 families have received the shelter toolkits and cash grants.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash in emergencies

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15 Jul 2014

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

In the north and east of Sri Lanka, households headed by women and persons who were disabled due to the conflict are among the vulnerable, and the ICRC gives cash grants enabling them to start income-generating activities.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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19 Jun 2014

Type: Video

Organisation: IFRC

After the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippine Red Cross and IFRC efforts (supported by American, British and Danish Red Cross) implemented a cash transfer programme to reach 58,704 families within the first four months.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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19 Jun 2014

Type: Video

Organisation: Indonesian Red Cross Society (Palang Merah Indonesia) and Autralian Red Cross

The eruption of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia in 2013, caused 17 dead and 32,000 people were forced to leave their homes. A recovery assistance programme was implemented by the Australian Red Cross using cash vouchers.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Asia-Pacific

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19 Feb 2014

Type: Video

Organisation: American Red Cross

Lisa Rudolph was deployed to the Philippines as part of the global Red Cross network's response to Typhoon Haiyan. Lisa explains how the Red Cross is distributing small cash grants to families recovering from the disaster.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash in emergencies

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