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Sudan – Gedaref Joint Cash Risk assessment

17 February 2021 — By Zehra Rizvi, Tennant Fenton, Sharifa Abdul-Aziz, Will Carter

Since the crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in November 2020 over 60,000 people have sought refuge in neighbouring Sudan and were mostly accommodated in camps re-established in Gedaref State. Cash is has been utilised as a response modality and is being considered further by several agencies. This report, led by UNICEF on behalf of the sub-national Cash Working Group (CGW) in Gedaref, is the product of a ten-day inter agency initiative assessing the risks that any new or continued cash-based initiative would need to consider before and during implementation. The main focus has been on GBV/PSEA risks; the tools used were reflective of this as are the recommendations. Over 100 people were consulted over two days by a multi sectoral, inter agency team of ten UN and INGO staff. This report has been generated within a week of the assessment ending in order to quickly inform any programme design and implementation to ensure risks are taken into account.