NEW YORK — Iraqi refugees in Syria will begin receiving cash relief via ATM from two United Nations agencies, the organization has announced.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Program will start providing $100-$200 per month to 7,000 refugee families by issuing them ATM cards.

"The families have been interviewed by community services staff and identified as being in urgent need of financial assistance," media reports have quoted UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis from Geneva, Switzerland. "They include women at risk, families with working children and refugees with chronic illnesses."

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