Oxfam’s Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) team got a huge boost this week with the signing of MOUs by Oxfam’s key response partners.
The CTP programme is a new way of delivering humanitarian aid to people during and after disasters instead of giving money and in-kind, the organisation will be giving E-vouchers to vulnerable people to meet their needs.
It was first introduced to the families from Ambae who were displaced by volcano eruption in 2018.
Oxfam this week signed MOUs with ADRA, Church of Christ Conference Vanuatu (CCCV), Digicel, Save the Children Vanuatu, Vanuatu Red Cross Society (VRCS), Vanuatu Christian Council (VCC), Vanuatu Society for People with Disability (VSPD), Vanuatu Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association (VDPA), ViewPX and World Vision.
The officiation of these partnership agreements follow previous partnerships that Oxfam has forged with the Sanma Provincial Council and Sanma Municipal Council in August and with Barret & Partners and the Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) earlier this year in preparation for the Unblocked Cash Transfer response that will commence in October in Sanma, Shefa and Tafea Province.
Oxfam partners will play a key role in the field implementation of the six-month response which is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) and the New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT).