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Expanding The Evidence Base On Cash, Protection, GBV And Health in Humanitarian Settings Findings from Northwest Syria: A Comparison of Individual Protection Assistance and Dignity Kits

30 March 2022 — By UNFPA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

As part of 2021 programming in northwest Syria, UNFPA and its implementing partners provided dignity kits (hygiene and sanitary products) and individual protection assistance (IPA, a one-off unconditional cash transfer) to those in need. The two interventions were intended to provide immediate assistance while simultaneously serving as an entry point for additional services.

This evaluation was conducted to compare perceptions and outcomes between dignity kit and IPA recipients in Harim and Idleb Districts in Idleb Governorate with the aim of informing future UNFPA programming.

While the study findings clearly indicated cash is associated with a number of economic, health and safety benefits for the recipients and their families, dignity kits ensure that women and girls have access to hygiene and sanitary items that may not be prioritized when household resources are limited