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Cards to allow Zaatari residents to shop for food supplies

By Petra - Feb 05,2014 - Last updated at Feb 05,2014

MAFRAQ — The UN World Food Programme will issue cards to Syrians at the Zaatari Refugee Camp to buy basic food items from shops at the facility, the UNCHR announced on Wednesday.

Nasser Tawaibeh, from the UNCHR media department, said the new measures will allow Syrian families to shop according to their needs, instead of receiving specific commodities.

He added that the agency is conducting a new survey to identify the exact number of registered refugees in the camp, which current stands at around 90,000.

Tawaibeh said 28,700 families are living in trailers, while 1,300 are still residing in tents.

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