Somalilandsun: The UN Habitat has been providing cash transfers of $60 to 575 households of the most vulnerable people in Berbera, in Somaliland.
The beneficiaries are comprised of vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, mentally or physically disabled; people with chronic illnesses; widows and widowers; people who are divorced, separated or abandoned; and people who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The payments are made in partnership with the Berbera Municipality Authority, with the money channeled to the beneficiaries through a local mobile payment system (Zaad) allowing for efficiency and transparency.
The cash transfer programme is a social protection initiative linked to the COVID-19 response under the Berbera Urban Development project funded by the European Union. It started in August and is expected to end in January next . HERE