Monday, May 21, 2018

UN turns to direct money transfers to pay refugees

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has started direct money transfers to refugees, a move the agency says is cost-effective and secure. In a pilot that was successfully done in Bidi Bidi Settlement Camp, the biggest area accommodating South Sudanese in West Nile, at least 15,000 refugees were paid monthly stipends using mobile money. Beneficiaries received eight instalments of $38 (Shs136,800) per month. Read More