refugee registration

Uganda’s biometric registration program for refugees in the country has verified the identity of 11,684 out of an estimated 1.4…

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Oxfam weighs use of biometrics for humanitarian aid in new report

The recent Rohingya crisis response in Bangladesh illustrates the polarizing nature of a debate over the value of using biometrics…

 

Uganda launches biometric program to verify identities of 1 million refugees

The government of Uganda has launched a program to verify the identities of the more than 1 million refugees in…

 

IFC to support IrisGuard ePayment solution deployment for financial inclusion of Syrian refugees

World Bank Group member IFC and IrisGuard have announced an agreement to expand the reach of iris-based e-payment solutions to…

 

Ethiopia to enroll all refugees in new biometric system by end of 2018

Ethiopia is carrying out a large-scale biometric enrollment project for refugees to deliver better protection and assistance to them in…

 

Biometric ID program for displaced Rohingya completes first phase

A UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) program to count families among displaced Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and identify individuals with biometric…

 

UN agencies increasingly using biometric registration to target aid in conflict areas

United Nations agencies tracking displaced individuals are increasingly using biometric registration to better target aid, particularly in areas of conflict,…

 

Malaysia asks UNHCR for refugee biometric data

The Malaysian government has called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to share its database of approximately…

 

European Parliament supports measure to fingerprint asylum seekers from age 6

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Commission has supported a new measure that proposes to lower the fingerprinting age of asylum…

 

Identity Strategy Partners issues recommendations for improving refugee vetting process

Janice Kephart, a partner at Identity Strategy Partners, issued a statement which included several recommendations for improving the vetting process…

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