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Humanitarian Guidance for the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane season

Here are three actions you can take to prepare for the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, alongside key tools to support them.

1 July 2024 — By Holly Welcome Radice

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration there is an 85% chance of an above-normal season in this Atlantic hurricane season.

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) has been shown to support effective hurricane response and anticipatory action. In fact according to the Anticipation Hub CVA was the top anticipatory action in 2023

Here are three top (very short and sweet) actions that you can take to prepare during the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season.

1. Train teams in CVA

Learn the standards for market assessments, learn the fundamentals on CVA and its links to social protection

Here are some resources that can help you:

The MISMA: This guidance supports improved response analysis and programme implementation. The MISMA covers five key actions to ensure the quality of Market Analysis.

The fundamentals course: This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian contexts, and will introduce you to its fundamental principles.

2. Prepare programmatically 

Complete CVA-related assessments pre-crisis, prioritize collaborative assessments, review existing data. 

Here are some resources to help you:

Pre-hurricane season CVA conference from IFRC – This webinar recording from IFRC is packed full of useful advice – only available in Spanish.

Pre-crisis Market Analysis – PCMA – understand how market systems operate and how the targeted population accesses basic goods, services, and income before a crisis starts.

3. Prepare with partners

Establish formal, equitable partnerships in a timely manner. 

Here are some resources to help you:

Cash transfer resilience tool – This tool aims to guide humanitarian organizations to preposition cash transfer services and implement partnership (framework) agreements with FSPs.

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Partnership Toolkit – Good Practices & Guiding Questions – 

This tool outlines steps and considerations for principled and effective partnerships that follow minimum quality standards at each phase of the CVA project cycle.

If your organization does end up responding with CVA in this hurricane season, make sure to share with members of our network: You can upload your studies, tools, and case studies to the CALP library.