Cash Transfers as Humanitarian Aid: Analysis of the Viability of the “Héroes De La Salud” Program in Venezuela

Venezuela has been experiencing a complex economic crisis for some years now. In this regard, certain aid plans have been implemented. This paper aims to analyze a specific one, Héroes de la salud, which refers to an economic relief program for health personnel in the midst of the fight against COVID-19. This program has many peculiarities, since it is a proposal made by Juan Guaidó, using frozen funds from the Central Bank of Venezuela in the United States. In addition, it also has the particularity of the mechanism as such, since it is a delivery of cash (or money), a relatively new practice in the field of humanitarian aid. Therefore, we will implement the existing methodology on the case, to analyze whether the program had the necessary starting requirements to be successful or not.