The EU and Britain have met resistance to a new $85 million project to simplify cash allowances for Syrian refugees. In future, only one contractor will handle the payments and another will monitor the project, replacing systems involving some nine aid agencies. The...read more
he evidence is clear: cash works better. In study after study, survivors of conflict and disaster have reaffirmed their wish to choose – to maintain their dignity and use resources more efficiently – by receiving cash instead of food or other “in kind” aid. At last...read more
Humanitarian organisations have traditionally supported crisis-affected people with physical commodities such as food and shelter. But today, many NGOs are experimenting with an alternative approach. Instead of in-kind aid, a family may receive an envelope of cash, a...read more
The nature of humanitarian crises is changing. More people are in need and for longer. Today’s emergencies, both man-made and natural, are putting the humanitarian system under severe strain. We urgently need to invest in new approaches to protect the lives and...read more
By Jennifer Clapp & Stuart Clark (2015) Miss a meal and you may feel virtuous. But miss ten meals and food becomes the only thing that matters. This is the reality for people caught in emergencies that deprive them of food – and why food assistance (food aid) has...read more
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