World Vision International
publication • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

Cash based programming in emergencies - East Africa region - 2017 report

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In 2017, cash based programming became a integral response approach to meet the shifting needs of the millions of people facing conflict, drought and displacement in East Africa.

More than US $30 million in cash and vouchers was distributed to more than 735,000 vulnerable people through cash based programming as World Vision responded to:

  • Drought and conflict in South Sudan
  • Drought in Somalia
  • Drought in Kenya
  • A refugee crisis in Uganda
  • Multiple needs in Burundi 

World Vision's cash based programming approach was endorsed with the support of grants from international humanitarian actors and government agencies in high income countries, along with private donations facilitated through World Vision’s fundraising offices.

This report highlights: 

  • Why World Vision is expanding its cash based programming approach in emergency responses in East Africa
  • How the money is spent by beneficiaries
  • How innovation is used in cash based programming in emergencies in East Africa
  • How each of the countries that implemented cash based programming in emergencies in East Africa performed

For more information, please download the report.