International COVID-19 response now live

As of today, our international response to COVID-19 is live: you can give directly to households living in extreme poverty in the hardest-hit communities overseas. More information on this below. We are deeply concerned for these families. As the pandemic hits and governments impose lockdowns to try to limit its spread, many will suddenly be […]

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Our emergency cash response for COVID-19

March 19, 2020 Update: We have officially announced the launch of our program; you can find more details here. On March 18, 2020, we shared an update on GiveDirectly’s response to COVID-19 with our mailing list, seen below. If you’d like to stay informed as we announce further program details, sign up for our mailing […]

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[Video] Cashout day in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement

GiveDirectly recently launched a $19M project saturating an entire refugee settlement with cash transfers. 10,000 refugee households and 5,000 host community households will receive transfers. Our team has been testing facilitated cashout events in the settlement, offering a central, easy-to-reach withdrawal location for recipients. We collected video footage on our second-ever cashout day in the settlement.

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