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The debit card the European Union is funding for 1 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, shown in a mock-up, would provide about $30 per person per month to each family member. The idea is to help the refugees in Turkey and keep them from going to countries in Europe. Gokce Saracoglu for NPR hide caption

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Europe's Aid Plan For Syrian Refugees: A Million Debit Cards

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