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Case Study

Using Cash for Shelter: Cash Transfer for Transitional Shelter

2016 — By Catholic Relief Services

An earthquake measuring 7.6 magnitude struck near the coast of West Sumatra, Indonesia, on September 30, 2009, affecting over 1.25 million people. Catholic Relief Services conducted rapid needs assessments in October 2009, identifying shelter as the most urgent need. Over 80 percent of the houses in some villages had been totally destroyed, with the remainder being moderately damaged and structurally unsound.

Based on identified needs and the local market context—as well as feasibility, protection and security, and beneficiary preferences—CRS chose a cash-based response.

This study forms part of a series of case studies undertaken by Catholic Relief Services. To download other studies in the series, please click below.

Flood Emergency Response in Serbia

Using Cash for Shelter: Windows of Slovyansk

Winter Resilience for IDPs in Eastern Ukraine

Rent Assistance for Syrian Refugees

Displaced and Recent Returnee Households Invite Recovery in Eastern DRC (DRIVE) Internal Conflict and Displacement

Malawi Floods and Rains Recovery Program

Project Daijok (“Helping Each Other”)