Somalia: How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia

Somalia: How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia

[IPS] United Nations -In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN’s Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash vouchers to families who could spend it to buy goods according to their needs. …read more

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