Category: Cash assistance

Monetary assistance to vulnerable populations – Madagascar

Antsa Niaina Ravelomanantsoa Post-cyclonic intervention in Mananjary Two intense tropical cyclones, Batsirai (Category 4) and Emnati (Category 3), successively hit southeastern Madagascar in February 2022, leaving more than 300,000 people in need. Mananjary district in Vatovavy region which was the gateway to the cyclone was among the hardest hit areas with 90% destroyed “We hadn’t […]

Pakistan: Poor families affected by floods in Sindh receive Rs 25,000 cash assistance

Karachi: Deprived families in flood-affected areas of Sindh will each receive Rs. 25,000 for their basic needs through the Federal Government’s Benazir Income Support Scheme (BISP). This was announced by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Shazia Marri. Addressing a press conference in Sanghar district, […]

Mechanism for referral of multi-purpose cash assistance to sector-specific services (May 2022) – Global

Attachments Introduction Multipurpose cash assistance (MPCA) has been a major activity in Iraq since 2015, used primarily for responses to conflict-affected populations. Post-distribution monitoring (PDM) results show high levels of satisfaction, supporting access to basic needs and spending on critical needs. However, a recent study conducted by the Cash and Livelihoods Consortium for Iraq (CLCI) […]

39.5% of families receiving cash assistance did not receive TCB cards: TIB

Up to 39.5% of insolvent and poor families – who were supposed to obtain family cards to receive subsidized goods – have been excluded from these benefits due to political interference, mismanagement and corruption, a a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) survey revealed on Thursday. . In March-April, the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) distributed two […]

Governor: Legislative Action Needed for Expanded Cash Assistance | Guam News

Governor Leon Guerrero has again responded to Senator James Moylan in their ongoing correspondence on extending assistance to Guam residents. In a scathing response last month, the governor argued that direct aid using State and local coronavirus fiscal stimulus funds had to meet certain revenue guidelines and providing cash assistance to all families would violate […]

Punjab CM reinstates health card and Ehsaas cash assistance scheme

Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Image Credit: Supplied Islamabad: The Punjab government has reinstated what it calls the highly acclaimed public welfare projects launched by former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government, the “health card scheme” and the “care package”. cash Ehsaas” for the poor. Pakistan’s Chief Minister Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), backed by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, announced […]

Post-distribution monitoring of UNHCR cash assistance in Moldova – Round 1, May 2022 – Moldova

Attachments Presentation and methodology As of May 27, 2022, a total of 6,659,220 people have arrived from Ukraine in neighboring countries. According to the latest government figures, the total influx of refugees from Ukraine to the Republic of Moldova is around 475,011 people since February 24.1 Among the refugees who fled to Moldova, 87,006 Ukrainian […]

Karnataka launches Kashi Yatra program; offers cash assistance of Rs 5,000 to 30,000 pilgrims

On June 27, the government of Karnataka gave its approval to the Kashi Yatra project offering cash assistance of Rs 5,000 to each of the 30,000 pilgrims wishing to undertake a pilgrimage to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. In its order, the government authorized the Commissioner of the Religious Endowments Department […]

Cash assistance to the poor continues

Members of poor households hold their “equity card” when they receive cash assistance on June 25. NSSF During a two-year period of the Covid-19 pandemic, from June 25, 2020 to June 25 this year, the Cambodian government spent $714.9 million to help 700,000 poor and vulnerable households, according to the spokesperson for the Ministry of […]

Distribution of Odette’s cash aid in Mandaue City extended until June 22

Mandaue City Treasurer’s Office has extended cash relief distribution for victims of Typhoon Odette (Rai) until June 22, 2022. City treasury officials made the announcement after receiving calls from worried typhoon victims who claimed they had yet to receive their cash aid from the Mandaue city government. Julia Ballesteros, deputy city treasurer of Mandaue, told […]

Qatar Fund for Development provides lifesaving cash assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon – Jordan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has signed an agreement with the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to provide $2 million in multi-purpose cash assistance to some 27,400 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Jordan and in Lebanon for a period of two months. This generous contribution enables UNHCR to provide much-needed cash support to […]

Payment of mid-year cash assistance for people with disabilities and the elderly in Lapu begins on June 16

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Good news for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) of Lapu-Lapu City. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan announced that starting Thursday, June 16, 2022, the city government will begin disbursing its mid-year cash assistance. Chan said the elderly will receive 4,000 pesos while the disabled will receive 3,000 pesos each. The […]

5,000 pregnant women await cash assistance under Jsy | Indore News

INDORE: About 5,000 women have yet to receive cash assistance for institutional deliveries at government health facilities under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in the district for the financial year 2021-22. Official records showed that only 16,743 women received cash assistance compared to 21,665 deliveries in government health department institutions in the last financial year, records […]

Multipurpose Cash Assistance 2021 Post-Distribution Monitoring Report – Jordan

Attachments Summary This report presents the results of the 2021 annual Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) exercise of UNHCR’s Urban Basic Needs Cash Assistance Program in Jordan. Through a banking network of automated teller machines (ATMs) equipped with iris-scanning technology, as well as, increasingly, mobile wallet technology, the agency pays out around $5.5 million per month to […]

Multi-purpose cash assistance: information for those affected [EN/UK] – Ukraine

Attachments Multipurpose cash (MPC) assistance is part of the humanitarian assistance provided by some humanitarian organizations, including the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, United Nations (UN) agencies and non-governmental organizations. organizations (NGOs) in the context of the current crisis in Ukraine. MPC’s assistance offers crisis-affected people the flexibility and dignity to choose how to […]

The European Union reaffirms its support for WFP’s cash assistance program in Syria amid deteriorating socio-economic conditions – Syrian Arab Republic

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Program welcomes a €9 million contribution from the European Union (EU) to support the scale-up of cash assistance to around 375,000 vulnerable and distressed Syrians. food insecure who are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The EU’s continued support for the scaling up of cash assistance across Syria […]

Ukraine Emergency – UNHCR Poland Cash Assistance Factsheet (03 June 2022) – Poland

Attachments KEY FIGURES Over 155,420 Ukrainian refugees registered for cash assistance in Poland 96% of registered refugees are women and children About US$32 million has been disbursed so far to help refugees from Ukraine in Poland 8 registration centers in Warsaw (2), Krakow,Poznan, Ostroda,Gdansk, Gdynia and Wroclaw More than 1,000 refugees per day can be […]

How cash assistance can help survivors recover from gender-based violence – Ecuador

By Tenzin Manell, Associate Director, Money and Livelihoods, Women’s Refugee Commission Gender-based violence (GBV), including intimate partner violence (IPV), is a global scourge, including among displaced people. For several years, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) has investigated whether giving money to victims of GBV alongside case management will improve their protection and well-being. Survivors can, […]

“With the money I am the queen”: how cash assistance can help survivors recover from gender-based violence – Ecuador

By Tenzin Manell, Associate Director, Cash and Livelihoods, Women’s Refugee Commission Gender-based violence (GBV), including intimate partner violence (IPV), is a global scourge, including among displaced people. For several years, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) has investigated whether giving money to victims of GBV alongside case management will improve their protection and well-being. Survivors can, […]

How cash assistance can help survivors recover from gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV), including intimate partner violence (IPV), is a global scourge, including among displaced people. For several years, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) has investigated whether giving money to victims of GBV alongside case management will improve their protection and well-being. Survivors can, among other things, use money to pay for shelter away from […]

Cash assistance for 800 vulnerable households

Vulnerable families in Tonga have received emergency multi-purpose cash assistance from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in January. The IOM in the same way MORDI Tonga Trust paid a total of $176000 since the start of disbursement in April. Cash transfers were made through Digicel […]

Recipients of Chicago’s $500 per month cash assistance program will be selected this month – NBC Chicago

5,000 low-income Chicago households will soon find out if they have been selected for monthly assistance from the Chicago Resilience Community Pilot, a cash assistance program of $500 per month for twelve months intended to benefit people and to families facing economic hardship caused by COVID. Applications for the $31.5 million program were open for […]

Cook County makes cash assistance program permanent: Preckwinkle | Chicago News

Cook County Council Chairman Toni Preckwinkle speaks about the county’s cash assistance program on May 18, 2022. (WTTW News) Believing that giving cash assistance payments directly to people struggling to make ends meet can help alleviate poverty, Cook County Council chairwoman Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday she would make permanent a Guaranteed Income Program in Cook […]

UNHCR MENA Regional Cash Assistance Update Q4 (October – December 2021) – Jordan

Attachments Highlights 4.1 million unique individuals 1 reached by all cash assistance modalities from January to December 2021 2.9 million unique people received multi-purpose cash assistance from January to December 2021, including 826,391 people who received emergency cash assistance $308.7 million* distributed through all modes of cash assistance from January to December 2021, including $178.8 […]

You have until Friday to apply for the city’s monthly cash assistance program. here’s how

CHICAGO — The deadline to apply for the city’s monthly cash assistance program is Friday. The 2022 Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot will provide $500 per month to 5,000 households for one year, according to a city press release. You can apply here. Applications are open until 11:59 p.m. Friday and are available in English, Spanish, […]

Cash assistance of $277 million will be distributed to 49,000 beneficiaries in Cebu City on May 13

Cebu City residents whose homes and similar structures were damaged by Typhoon Odette can now expect to receive financial assistance from the city government, which plans to start distributing aid this Friday. | CDN File Photo CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Treasurer’s Office is currently preparing to roll out payroll for cash relief, […]

Covid funds will fuel $22 million in cash aid, but federal money is being announced quickly

Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui announces a direct cash assistance program during his State of the City address on Wednesday. (Photo: Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui via Instagram) A final chunk of Covid relief funds arrived at City Council on Monday — $23.1 million described by staff as targeting concerns ranging from homelessness to broadband infrastructure — but a […]

What will it take to make direct cash assistance programs permanent?

Guaranteed income had a moment: Citywide direct-money pilots sprang up in Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, the latter becoming the largest the country had seen, serving 3,000 inhabitants. Some served a broader pool of low-income candidates, while others targeted very specific demographic groups. The Gainesville, Florida program focused on formerly incarcerated, while Columbia, South Carolina, […]

More than 100,000 applications have been submitted for the Chicago cash assistance pilot program; Deadline is May 13 | Black Voices | Chicago News

Applications for Chicago’s pilot cash assistance program have been open for a week, and so far the city says more than 100,000 applications have been issued. Eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery to determine who will receive $500 per month for one year. Ultimately, 5,000 households will receive checks in one of the […]

Chicago Resilient Communities Cash Assistance Pilot Program Applications Open to Low-Income Residents

CHICAGO (WLS) — Residents of Chicago can now apply for the city’s new basic income program. The city estimates that approximately 5,000 low-income households will benefit from the Chicago Resilient Communities pilot program. “I remain committed to making an equitable recovery from the pandemic to stabilize and ensure the well-being of all residents,” said Mayor […]

Applications for Chicago’s Resilient Communities Pilot Cash Assistance Program Open Monday for Low-Income Residents

CHICAGO (WLS) — Residents of Chicago will be able to apply for the city’s new basic income program starting Monday. City estimates about 5,000 low-income households will benefit from Chicago Resilient Communities pilot program The city expects the program to be one of the largest monthly cash assistance programs in the country, providing eligible families […]

Angeles government to provide cash assistance of 10,000 pesos to Pandan fire victims

IN ASHES. Officials from the Fire Protection Bureau inspect the remains of a fire-ravaged house in Barangay Pandan on April 16. The city government, under Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr., will provide financial assistance of 10,000 pesos to the victims. (Angeles City Information Office) The Angles City Government, under Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr., will […]

Chicago Releases Application Details for Resilient Communities Pilot Cash Assistance Program for Low-Income Residents

CHICAGO (WLS) — The City of Chicago is releasing new details about a program to help struggling low-income residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot will be one of the nation’s largest assistance programs. Five thousand households will receive $500 per month for 12 months. To be eligible, residents must be:-18 years […]

EML, CORE and Mastercard Partner to Provide Cash Assistance Program to Ukrainian Refugees

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nonprofit Crisis Response HEART (Community Organized Relief Effort) launched a financial assistance program in the event of a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine in partnership with EML Payments Limited (ASX: EML) (S&P/ASX 200), Mastercard, the Stichting Giustra International Foundation, Tommy Humphreys and the Parker Foundation. The program will provide digital cash assistance directly […]

Multipurpose cash assistance: 2021 post-distribution monitoring report – Jordan

Abstract This report presents the results of the 2021 annual Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) exercise of UNHCR’s Urban Basic Needs Cash Assistance Program in Jordan. Through a banking network of automated teller machines (ATMs) equipped with iris-scanning technology, as well as, increasingly, mobile wallet technology, the agency pays out around $5.5 million per month to more […]

Partnership between humanitarian organizations and governments is key to providing cash assistance to refugees

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Over the past four weeks, more than 3.5 million Ukrainians have fled their country to escape Russian forces, facing an uncertain future and placing new economic demands on host countries like Poland. In addition to this recent crisis, more than 80 million people have been forcibly displaced around the world, including in […]

Mayor Adams to provide additional $3 million in cash assistance to Bronx fire victims

March 16, 2022 BronxWorks selected to disburse remaining funds and provide case management services NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (Mayor’s Fund) today announced that an additional $3 million in financial assistance will be made available to help more than 150 households affected […]

NGOs welcome resumption of cash assistance for asylum seekers in Greece, call for gaps to be filled urgently — Refugees International

The months-long suspension of cash assistance to asylum seekers since October 2021 has caused significant hardship across Greece. Today, 14 NGOs and civil society organizations welcome the reinstatement of the programme, while warning that many people still remain without assistance. Since the end of December, asylum seekers in Greece have been receiving “payment cards” as […]

Delete Barnes and Valentino-Smith: Maryland’s temporary cash assistance safety net must be reformed

Photo by Catherine McQueen/Getty Images. By Dels. Darryl Barnes and Geraldine Valentino-Smith The drafters are chair of the Black Legislative Caucus and vice chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Health and Human Services, respectively. Both are Democrats representing Prince George’s County in the House of Delegates. At first glance, Maryland’s poverty rate is lower […]

UNRWA and EU help Palestinian refugees in Syria with emergency financial assistance – Syrian Arab Republic

In 2021, the European Union (EU) contributed €2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Emergency Appeal 2021 for humanitarian assistance to Palestine refugees affected by the conflict. This funding contributed to the Agency’s efforts to provide 28,622 vulnerable Palestinian refugees with emergency financial assistance to […]

Johnson County supervisors roll the dice on COVID cash assistance

An excluded worker organizer speaks with a Johnson County government staff member at the Johnson County Administration Building on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. (Nick Rohlman/The Gazette) Johnson County advocates feel misled by the local government’s new pandemic relief program. In a closely divided vote last month, the Board of Overseers approved $2 million in federal […]

Who will receive pandemic financial assistance in Johnson County?

Community organizer Ninoska Campos reads a statement to Mike Hensch, executive director of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, calling for the creation of an excluded worker fund for the distribution of federal pandemic aid. The exchange took place at a Feb. 14 rally hosted by Escucha Mi Voz at the Johnson County Administration Building […]

Review of Good Practices on Cash Assistance in High Inflation and Depreciation Contexts – Global

1. INTRODUCTION a. Background and rationale This document presents good practices to help humanitarian actors design and implement cash programs, including multi-purpose cash transfers (MPC) and cash transfers for sector results. The rationale for this paper is the growing challenge of inflation and currency depreciation in contexts where humanitarian cash assistance is being implemented and/or […]

Mayor announces monthly cash assistance program

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, city and community leaders announced new efforts to ease financial hardship on the second anniversary of the Mayor’s Solutions to End Poverty (STEP) summit. The Mayor invited interested residents to sign up to receive notifications regarding the Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot, a $31.5 million program to benefit Chicago residents and families […]

Direct Cash Assistance Payments Reached Many City Candidates | Local News

More than 6,000 payments of $500 have been processed and distributed to residents through the Direct Cash Assistance program, according to the City of St. Louis and its partners, including the Office of the Treasurer of St. Louis, United Way of Greater St. Louis, MoCaFi Bank and Burning Cities. Shoot “These payments are helping thousands […]

DA continues distributing cash assistance to rice farmers

Catherine Talavera – The Filipino Star February 21, 2022 | 00:00 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is continuing to distribute cash assistance to eligible rice farmers as more than 200 farmers are expected to receive their P5,000 assistance this month. In a statement, the DA said a total of 203 rice farmers […]

St. Louis distributes 6,000 cash assistance payments

ST. LOUIS — More than 6,000 payments have been distributed to residents of the City of St. Louis through its direct cash assistance program. These payments represent more than $3 million. What do you want to know The total represents nearly two-thirds of the funds allocated to the program The organization is working on processing […]

Cash assistance helps LGBTQIA+ survivors of domestic violence

Fleeing rampant crime and political violence, a collapsing economy and severe food and medicine shortages, some 1.5 million Venezuelans have arrived in Ecuador since 2016. Among them are LGBTQIA+ people, who make face many risks, including domestic violence (IPV). An analysis conducted by CARE among 782 migrants and refugees in Ecuador in 2019 found that […]

Prices of basic foodstuffs double in Afghanistan – CARE provides lifesaving cash assistance

As millions more in Afghanistan plunge into dire financial distress due to mass unemployment and soaring prices, CARE is providing quick and flexible cash assistance as a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable. Afghanistan is in the grip of a catastrophic economic crisis that is forcing some to do the unimaginable, including selling their […]

DC launches direct cash assistance program to support new and expectant parents

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced a $1.5 million direct cash assistance pilot program to support low-income new and expectant parents in Wards 5, 7, and 8 by improving maternal health. and advancing economic mobility. The program is funded by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). Entitled Strong Families, […]

Direct cash assistance from federal funds has been requested for housing flexibility, homelessness issues

A “People’s Rally for Housing Against Unaffordable Cambridge” takes place at City Hall on June 17. (Photo: Marc Levy) Direct cash assistance to people facing eviction or homelessness won unanimous backing from city councilors on Monday; the idea is now up to the city manager to consider how much could be spent on the project […]

New Mexico Immigrant Families Eligible for Cash Assistance Pilot | Local News

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants and families with mixed residency status across New Mexico will receive $6,000 over 12 months in a pilot program studying the effects of cash assistance. Proponents of the pilot project – developed by a coalition of advocacy organizations – hope the monthly cash injections of $500 will close income gaps for […]

Thorough screening process used for cash assistance – FBC News

Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum clarified that the $250 cash aid was given only to farmers who met the criteria. Sayed-Khaiyum says the selection process for deserving applicants was thorough and aid went to farmers whose farms were verifiably damaged by Tropical Cyclone Cody. This assistance went to farmers whose crops or livestock had been […]

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