Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, 20 September 2013
The World Food Programme first piloted the electronic cards in Nabatiyeh in September, introducing a new method of payment to Syrian refugees who have previously been receiving food vouchers.
The “e-card” programme is being rolled out in Lebanon with the technical support of MasterCard, as part of a broader partnership with WFP that aims to expand the use and delivery of “digital food,” in the form of cash and vouchers, to the hungry poor around the world.
In the photo: Syrian refugee Rajaa holds her electronic card.
Photo: Dalia Khamissy