Ahmed, a 60-year old Syrian refugee man, shows what food he can buy with his and his wife’s monthly food card allowance, at his home in Gaziantep. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Known as e-food, this voucher system has emerged as an innovative and easily expandable tool of humanitarian aid at a time when the international community is struggling to achieve more with less.It was called by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a bid to overhaul how the world responds to conflict and delivers aid to those caught up in crisis.Turkey, in exchange for helping address the migrant crisis, is set to receive 3 billion euros from the European Union to alleviate the plight of Syrian refugees in the country.Turkey, host to the largest refugee population in the world, including 2.7 million Syrians, is on the front line of the crisis.Run in conjunction with the Turkish Red Crescent, the WFP's e-food program already benefits 150,000 people living in camps and 100,000 outside them. The goal is to massively scale up aid outside the camps to help 730,000 people by the end of 2016 as funding streams into the country as part of a complex deal between Turkey and the European Union to curb the flow of migrants.Similarly, education aid receives less than 2 percent of emergency funding, according to U.N. figures.
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