Linking Cash and Voucher Assistance and Social Protection in forced displacement contexts

Thursday, January 23, 2020


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC

United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF

UK Department for International Development, DFID

Higher numbers than ever before are forcibly displaced globally, for an average of 5 years, and a large proportion of humanitarian assistance, including Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), is being provided in response to these needs. In these contexts:

  • What are the options and specific considerations for linking CVA with Social Protection (SP) to support forcibly displaced populations?
  • Do entry points differ based on the level of SP system maturity? If so, how?
  • What can be done, particularly as part of preparedness, to maximise these linkages?


  • Highlight the opportunities, challenges and key considerations for linking forcibly displaced populations to SP systems
  • Showcase Turkey as a successful example of aligning assistance for refugees and nationals
  • Debate the feasibility of replicating such linkages in different contexts considering political willingness, system maturity, and funding
  • Facilitate dialogue between humanitarian and SP stakeholders on this topic


Orhan Hacimehmet, Turkish Red Crescent

Nona Zicherman, UNICEF Turkey


Isabelle Pelly, Independent Consultant

This webinar is the second of the series from the Grand Bargain cash workstream sub-group on linking SP with humanitarian cash. To set the scene, don’t forget to watch the foundational webinar on this topic: Demystifying the entry points for humanitarians.