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Fact Sheets: Cash Transfer Programs in Emergencies


In the wake of an emergency, cash transfer programs have proven to be an effective and quick way to respond to the needs of those affected by disasters – both giving people much needed cash while also injecting money into local economies. Cash transfer programs also place decisions about recovery priorities in the hands of affected populations, ensuring that response efforts uphold dignity and are responsive to individual household needs.

In response to recent natural disasters in the Philippines, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has successfully implemented various types of cash transfer programs to best meet the needs of disaster-affected communities.

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