WFP rolls out SMS food vouchers for refugees

Published on 23 September 2010

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Syria is rolling out an electronic food voucher scheme for Iraqis after a successful pilot phase. The initiative, which WFP Syria says is the first of its kind using mobile phone technology, will reach 9,600 families, comprising around 32,500 refugees, across Syria. “After successful implementation in Damascus, we are expanding its implementation to other governorates,” said Muhannad Hadi, WFP Syria's country director, in a statement.

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