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/echo/file/multipurpose-cash-grants_enMultipurpose Cash Grants

Multipurpose Cash Grants
16/10/2018 - Basic page
Why is this important?In certain humanitarian disasters, the supply of goods to markets and shops is sustained, yet the affected population loses the means to buy the goods or to access services. In such cases, the delivery of cash transfers and...

/echo/file/cash-assistance-efficient-and-dignified-aid-refugees-jordan_enCash assistance: efficient and dignified aid for refugees in Jordan

Cash assistance: efficient and dignified aid for refugees in Jordan
13/07/2018 - Video
In Jordan, over 80 percent of the 750 000 refugees from Syria and other countries reside outside of the main refugee camps. The majority of them live below the national poverty line of €80 per month. To meet the basic needs of refugees in the most...

/echo/file/how-eu-funded-emergency-cash-project-helps-somali-refugees_enHow the EU-funded emergency cash project helps Somali refugees

How the EU-funded emergency cash project helps Somali refugees
04/07/2018 - Video
More than 1.1 million people fled their homes in Somalia due to drought and conflict in 2017, adding to the one million people who were already displaced within the country from previous years. Beyond Somalia’s borders, an additional one million...

/echo/file/invisible-refugees-malaysia-maheswary-sri-lanka_enThe invisible refugees of Malaysia: Maheswary from Sri Lanka

The invisible refugees of Malaysia: Maheswary from Sri Lanka
13/06/2018 - Video
In several countries across Southeast Asia, the absence of a proper legal framework for refugees means that they are often considered as 'illegal aliens', which puts them in a situation of extreme vulnerability. Malaysia, Indonesia, and...
02/05/2018 - Blog post
Once a bustling transport link to Syria, the 400 kilometre Lebanese train system was a vital thoroughfare, but since the Lebanese civil war in the 70's, the country’s train tracks serve no function.
02/04/2018 - News
Greece bore the weight of responsibility at the height of the Mediterranean refugee and migrant crisis which at its peak saw 10 000 men women and children arriving in the country in one day.

/echo/file/5-things-you-need-know-about-cash-assistance-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-greece_en5 things you need to know about cash assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece

5 things you need to know about cash assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece
02/04/2018 - Video
As part of the European Commission's flagship programme Emergency Support to Integration & Accommodation (ESTIA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), is implementing a cash card assistance programme in Greece to help all refugee and asylum...

/echo/file/rebuilding-life-iraq-after-isis-thanks-cash-based-assistance_enRebuilding life in Iraq after ISIS thanks to cash-based assistance

Rebuilding life in Iraq after ISIS thanks to cash-based assistance
22/03/2018 - Video
Khalid and his family returned to their village after the defeat of ISIS in Anbar province, Iraq. Like many others who fled the war, they came home to a destroyed house and shattered livelihoods. With support from the European Commission, the...

/echo/file/cash-assistance-gives-syrian-refugee-families-lebanon-freedom-address-their-own-needs_enCash assistance gives Syrian refugee families in Lebanon the freedom to address their own needs

Cash assistance gives Syrian refugee families in Lebanon the freedom to address their own needs
27/02/2018 - Video
To respond to the increasing vulnerability and the myriad needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the EU and UK fund a multi-purpose cash programme through the World Food Programme (WFP). Using an innovative electronic card, the most vulnerable refugee...
e-Vouchers by NRC Christian Jepsen
26/01/2018 - Blog post
In Democratic Republic of Congo where 3.9 million people are now displaced, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has, with the help of the EU humanitarian funds, introduced a new distribution system for assistance to people displaced by conflict.

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