13 thousand households in Vanuatu benefit from CT Program

Oxfam's Pacific Cash and Livelihood confirmed that approximately 13 thousand Ambae evacuees and host households have benefited from the Cash Transfer Programme (CTP).

According to Sandra Hart from Oxfam, "Of the total target evacuee families and host families residing in Santo, the program benefited 90% of the evacuees and 10% of the host families.
Vanuatu is the first country in the Pacific to roll out an Unconditional Cash Transfer Programme.

The programme has provided flexible financial assistance to Ambae evacuees.

Although there is plenty of international evidence supporting cash transfer programme globally, the approach has not been widely used in Pacific Islands countries before.

The New Zealand High Commission in Port Vila says the New Zealand is pleased to have supported the evacuees of Ambae through Oxfam Vanuatu for this programme, and is committed to supporting the response and long term recovery needs of Ni-Vanuatu who have been affected by natural disaster.

The Unconditionally Cash Transfer Program concluded on 8 March following 3 months of distribution.

Photo supplied Caption: Cash Transfer programme in Banban area, Santo


Tensly Sumbe