Cash aid for Jordan's refugees an iris scan away

Syrian refugees in Jordan will get faster access to United Nations cash aid through an iris-scanning ATM network, removing the need for bank accounts and cards. The project, launched in Amman last week by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, aims to help 43,000 refugee families, the majority of whom are Syrian. It is a “much more effective and efficient way of providing dignified cash assistance to the refugees in the world,” said UNHCR representative in Jordan Andrew Harper.

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