Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Blog: What do we know about cash and in-kind transfers in humanitarian settings? Not enough

The numbers are stark: this year, 274 million people will need humanitarian assistance, 39 million more than last year (UNOCHA 2022). Conflict, major flooding, and droughts have increased globally over the past decade, causing widespread displacement. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified such problems, presenting an unprecedented challenge to the humanitarian system. Humanitarian assistance and social protection responses, amounting to $30.9 billion globally in 2020, are increasingly important sources of support for crisis-affected populations, yet we know little about their effectiveness and efficiency.

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