Cash delivery mechanism assessment for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in Libya - September 2017

Report
from ACTED, Mercy Corps, International Rescue Committee, Start Network
Published on 30 Sep 2017 View Original

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This assessment aims at taking stock of the different cash delivery mechanisms available for transferring cash to vulnerable populations inside Libya, with specific focus on refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. Conducted by ACTED, IRC and MC, the assessment aims to fill the information gap related to opportunities and risks associated with different mechanisms of cash delivery. This effort contributes to a broader feasibility study, coordinated by the Libya Cash and Markets Working Group, that is intended to identify potential opportunities,assess the appropriateness of cash transfer programmes (CTPs) in country and identify potential opportunities,to implement such programmes. To fill the information gap related to opportunities and risks associated with cash delivery modalities in Libya, and to improve the effectiveness of the CTPs supporting migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, ACTED, IRC, and MC conducted a rapid cash delivery mechanism assessment in the country.

Through a combination of desk review, key informant interviews and focus group discussions, the assessment team identified and evaluated a number of different cash delivery options.The assessment focused on the main urban hubs: Tripoli, Misrata,Sabha and Benghazi. Those locations remain the principal hosting areas for settled migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.