Caroline Holt has worked with cash programming in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or IFRC, for the last 16 years. During this time, she has overseen the use of humanitarian cash in response to crisis from various perspectives, including financial management, implementation, and policy development. Caroline currently leads the Global Cash Team at IFRC and is proud to be part of a global movement that delivers around 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.1 billion) in humanitarian cash each year.
The current pandemic started as a health crisis, but it is becoming a socioeconomic emergency for countless vulnerable families across the world. This op-ed looks at how cash programming could make a difference.