Cash-based assistance has become the preferred form of humanitarian aid during a crisis. Cash-based aid can appear in the form of paper money, credit cards, gift cards, and now mobile money transfers by phone. In Cameroon, OCHA Country Director Max Schott told Devex that this shift in modality has come with the support of research that indicates that those in need are in the best position to care for themselves and their families during a humanitarian crisis.
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