Financial Services in Humanitarian Crises
Humanitarian crises pose a formidable development challenge. The millions of refugees and people forcibly displaced within their own countries are growing in number, placing huge burdens on their host communities and straining the humanitarian sector’s ability to respond. Building on CGAP’s publication, "The Role of Financial Services in Humanitarian Crises," this blog series explores the role that financial services can play in helping displaced people to overcome adversity and in enabling local economies to thrive. Topics to be covered include the demand for financial services among displaced people, disaster insurance for those who need it most, and cash transfers as a means of deepening financial inclusion during humanitarian crises.