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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© Zeynep Tugrul /Turkish Red Crescent

10 Sep 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: ICRC

ICRC's experience and evidence show that cash is an essential tool in humanitarian action in armed conflict and a valuable option in responding to a wide range of the needs people have in such situations.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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01 Aug 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, Kenya Red Cross

This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people focusing on two Kenya Red Cross projects in Kilifi and the Tana Delta where cash was delivered using M-Pesa.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Africa
  • Cash technology

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01 Aug 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, ICRC

This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people through a review of a “cash for livelihoods” programme implemented by ICRC in Nigeria.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Africa
  • Cash technology

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01 Aug 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: Turkish Red Crescent, Norcap, Food Security Cluster, WFP

Report on the lessons learned through consultation of in-country stakeholders, with a focus on coordination and relations building carried out by the Task Force in the context of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme.

  • Europe
  • Middle-East / North Africa
  • Cash in emergencies

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01 Aug 2018

Type: Evaluation

Organisation: Caritas, CRS, British Red Cross, British Virgin Islands Red Cross

Evaluation analysing aspects of the British Virgin Islands Joint Cash Platform (JCP) Operational Model (OM) following hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The evaluation focuses on aspects of the JCP influencing key drivers of the quality of response as well as effectiveness, efficiency and accountability.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • National society cash readiness
  • Americas

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01 Aug 2018

Type: Case study

Organisation: British Red Cross, British Virgin Islands Red Cross

This case study highlights learning from the establishment of a Joint Cash Platform to deliver cash for emergency and recovery needs in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) following hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • National society cash readiness
  • Americas

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