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The cash after the storm: building resilience to future disasters

In a recent article for The Guardian, Mercy Corps’ Anna Chilczuk and Thea Anderson discuss the use of e-transfers in the Philippines to provide emergency assistance after Typhoon Haiyan, as well as the role that e-transfers have to play in building resilience in disaster prone communities.

Cash Transfers in The Gambia Build Community Resilience

With support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), WFP is able to provide cash transfers to over 2,000 vulnerable and food insecure families in The Gambia, ensuring that they have enough nutritious food. 

The world’s aid programmes are heroic – but inadequate where it’s most needed

In a recent article for the Guardian, president and CEO of International Rescue Commitee David Milliband discusses the need for more aid in fragile states, an increased aid budget, and the positive evidence supporting cash transfers as a method of humanitarian response.

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