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UN launches phone-based scheme to help poor Ivorians buy food

Date Published: 
10/05/2011
Summary: 

(..) More than 10,000 vulnerable households in Abobo and Yopougon districts in the commercial capital, Abidjan, will receive a text message on their mobile phones alerting them to the transaction and allowing them to withdraw money from local cash points of the telecoms provider MTN, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), which launched the scheme.