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Accelerate cash assistance for recipients around the world with Circle

When a humanitarian crisis strikes, rapid aid deployment is critical to help secure the safety of the people affected. Circle’s solutions empower NGOs to send digital dollars directly to the phones of recipients nearly anywhere in the world, while still granting NGOs the confidence of tracing funds to help prevent fraud and theft.

The money is delivered over the blockchain using USDC, a digital dollar that enables faster settlements. Recipients can redeem their USDC for US dollars or local currency at MoneyGram locations worldwide.


1. World Economic Forum, "Global humanitarian needs are growing — here's how the world can shoulder that responsibility fairly"

2. Development Initiatives, "Recipients and delivery of humanitarian funding"

people in need of aid worldwide1
of cash aid dollars lost to fees and administrative costs of delivery2

How it works




Every second counts

With Circle and USDC, NGOs can provide cash assistance to recipients in minutes rather than weeks. And the digital dollars can be sent and received 24/7/365 around the world in a way that is compliant with applicable regulations.

More aid when and where it's needed most

Unlike the fees and administrative costs of traditional aid distribution systems, with blockchain technology ~100% of aid dollars go to recipients. Recipients can permanently store the digital dollars as USDC, or seamlessly convert USDC to their local currencies in-person at MoneyGram locations worldwide.


Greater protections and mobility

Blockchain aid disbursements are fraud-resistant. Because they’re traceable digitally in real-time and do not require intermediaries, more recipients than ever can immediately receive assistance. Once funds are received, recipients can discreetly and safely carry their digital assets with them even if they need to leave their homes and cross borders.

Trust, transparency and compliance

USDC is fully backed by cash and equivalents and short-duration U.S. Treasuries, so that it is always redeemable 1:1 for U.S. dollars. USDC reserves are held in the custody and management of leading U.S. financial institutions, including BlackRock and BNY Mellon. Monthly reserve attestations provide assurance that the amount of stablecoin reserves are greater than the amount in circulation each month. Circle is also a licensed money transmitter in 46 US states.

More insights for NGOs

UNHCR Press Release
UNHCR uses Circle to deliver aid to Ukraine
Circle helps frontline workers in Venezuela get paid
MoneyGram Press Release
USDC can be redeemed for local currency at MoneyGram locations worldwide

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