Refugee Cash Assistance

Refugee Cash Assistance


ATM imageWorking with the UNHCR to register and provide assistance to refugees is one of irisguard's priorities to help move towards our mission of empowering financial inclusion in the blink of an eye.

For displaced families fleeing conflict in Syria, the ability to feel safe by paying for accommodation and food is essential, and irisguard's technologies play a vital role in facilitating access to cash for this purpose.

In 2008, irisguard was the first company in the world to install an iris-enabled ATM cash machine in conjunction with Cairo Amman Bank, allowing both refugee and private banking customers to use only their iris to access cash without the traditional card and PIN number.

To date, over half a billion dollars has been distributed using irisguard's technologies, moving many individuals and families from poverty towards financial inclusion.