An innovative iris-scanning payment system launched by The United Nations World Food Programme is now in service in Jordan’s King Abdullah Park refugee camp. Based on an iris-scanning system adopted by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNRA) for storage of personal identification information, the World Food Programme is now extending its use to making transactions. Refugees’ iris information has been recorded in the database since they first registered with UNRA. With their information already stored in the system, refugees can simply go to a store counter, scan their items through checkout and look into a machine to have their identity confirmed to complete the transaction. Payment will be deducted automatically from their monthly food allowance. No cards, cash nor vouchers, mitigating risk of misused or lost cards for refugees who may switch between camps and countries. What an example of applying existing technology to innovative use!