The United Nations World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent have teamed up for a new way to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey, reports Al-Shorfa.
Refugees will now receive smart cards loaded with 80 Turkish lira ($45) a month, with which they can use to purchase goods, including fresh vegetables, meat and staples in certain stores. This system will give the refugees the option to choose what goods they need and will replace the system where refugees received boxes of supplies.
About 22,000 Syrian refugees located in camps near the Turkish border now have the cards.
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