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.
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.
In 2013 Typhoon Wutip made landfall in Central Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands of houses were unroofed and over 500 collapsed. Hectares and hectares of paddy fields were damaged. An article by the European Commission explains how cash transfer project helped locals re-establish their livelihoods.