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.

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8 February 2021

Guidance for Mainstreaming Cash and Voucher Assistance Cash Preparedness for Effective Response – Chapter 2: ICRC CVA Preparedness Guidance

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

RCRCM

This ICRC-specific guidance follows the same structure as the CVAP guidance for NSs (for the latter see Chapter 1), with each section providing an overview of one of the five key Areas of CVAP, adapted for use at ICRC delegation level.

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific

8 February 2021

Guidance for Mainstreaming Cash and Voucher Assistance Cash Preparedness for Effective Response – Chapter 1: CVAP Areas

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

RCRCM

This guidance is intended for NSs at the country level, but can also be used by other components of the Movement. The document includes suggestions on what actions or domains are required under each of the five key CVAP Areas. A separate chapter has been written with adaptations for ICRC delegations investing in CVAP (see "Chapter 2 – ICRC CVAP Guidance").

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific

1 October 2020

Case study: Multipurpose Cash for Multi-Hazard Response in Kenya

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

BRC

This case study focuses on the use of multipurpose cash transfers to address a multi-hazard response in Kenya, where covid-19, floods and an infestation of the desert locust resulted in a widespread impact on communities, threatening their lives and livelihoods.

  • Africa
  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash in emergencies

1 August 2020

Integrating cash transfers to COVID-19 response: building community resilience in Rakhine

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

Myanmar Red Cross Society

This case study gives an overview of the Community Resilience Program (CRP), a multi-year resilience programme integrated with the COVID-19 response, to support community-led actions for prevention and mitigation of socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 in central Rakhine.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash in emergencies

1 July 2020

Cash Interventions: Key Learnings and Reflection – Myanmar Red Cross Society’s Cash Programmes in Central Rakhine

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

MRCS

This paper summarises the findings of a study dedicated to reflect, analyse and learn from a Cash and Voucher Assistance programme implemented in the Rakhine state from 2014 to 2019 by the Myanmar Red Cross Society.

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

1 May 2020

Disaster and cash preparedness programme in Rwanda

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

Key Aid Consulting

This case study supplements the overarching evaluation report on capacity building for enhanced response preparedness using Multipurpose cash transfers (MPC) within the Great Lakes Region projects implemented by the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders in Rwanda between September 2017 and February 2020.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

In partnership with:

British Red Cross