August 7

GSMA and WFP Launch Mobile Money Program to Distribute Disaster Relief

The GSMA will be working with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide civilians with financial relief during humanitarian crises. Examples include pandemics and natural disasters, although the program is not limited to those specific situations.

The joint program will leverage mobile money technology to transfer funds to individual civilians. The digital assistance can be distributed quickly and efficiently, with an extensive digital paper trail to maintain accountability.

Photo courtesy of Simon Berry.

Source: MobileIDWorld (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Technology
digital inclusion, global development, mobile finance