2016 – Issue 3

The case for cash

From Ecuador to Myanmar, Nepal to Somalia, Viet Nam to Canada, cash transfers are now an integral part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s aid operations.

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Humanitarian index

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Percentage of aid that is given in the form of cash programming
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Number of Yemen Red Crescent Society volunteers to die in the line of duty since March 2015.
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Number of Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers who have died while carrying out humanitarian work since 2013
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Number of ambulance drivers in Karachi, Pakistan who say they have experienced verbal or physical violence in the previous year.
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Percentage by which maize production fell in Lesotho in 2015 due to prolonged El Niño related drought.
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Number of yellow fever cases confirmed in Angola since the outbreak was identified in January 2016. 369 people have died from the disease.
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Number of volunteers and staff deployed by the Saudi Red Crescent Authority to offer first aid and other services to people engaged in the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Medina.
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Number of Nepali households that received cash grants from the IFRC and Nepal Red Cross Society in the 15 months following the April 2015 earthquake

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