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The Humanitarian Voice Index combines thousands of conversations with people affected by crisis worldwide.

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Latest policy briefs

04 Dec 2019

Changing the perspective: what recipients think of cash and voucher assistance

In 2018, humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) totalled $4.7bn, and it continues to grow as humanitarian agencies increasingly begin their interventions with the question “Why not cash?”1 Expectations are high that cash will allow for more effective humanitarian action. But how do people affected by crisis view cash-based aid and its recent scale-up?

09 Jul 2019

How relevant is humanitarian aid?

When asking affected communities about the relevance of humanitarian aid, most respondents say that they do not feel their needs are being met by the aid they receive. Whether respondents ask for different aid or more of the same, their primary needs are basic: cash, food and shelter top the list of unmet needs.