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


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


Cecilia Pietrobono, DG ECHO, Turkey


Isabelle Pelly, Independent Consultant


This webinar is part of the Linking Social Protection with humanitarian cash webinar series, of the Grand Bargain Cash Sub Group on linking social protection and humanitarian cash transfers co-led by UNICEFIFRC and DFID.