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Biometric verification allows ‘dignified’ distribution of 6.4M meals to Rohingya refugees

The Bangladesh part of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign has been completed, allowing 36,000 refugees to purchase food from camp…

 

UNHCR shared Rohingya biometric data ‘without consent’

The UNHCR improperly gathered personal information and biometrics from ethnic Rohingya refugees and shared it with Bangladesh, which subsequently shared…

 

Indian authorities registering biometric data of Rohingya refugees in a planned deportation move

The local administration of Jammu and Kashmir in India has been instructed to begin capturing the biometric data of Rohingya…

 

More than half a million Rohingya refugees registered for biometric ID cards with UNHCR

UN refugee agency UNHCR has completed the biometric registration of more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in collaboration with…

 

More than a quarter million Rohingya refugees have legal ID after biometric registration

More than 270,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been biometrically registered and received identity cards, the first time many of…

 

Efforts to provide biometric ID cards to Rohingya refugees scale up

The UN Refugee Agency and the government of Bangladesh are scaling up biometric registration of Rohingya refugees fleeing the humanitarian…

 

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…

 

Fortify Rights links personal ID documents listing ethnicity with repression, genocides

Human rights organization Fortify Rights has released a new report highlighting the roles of specific personal identity documents and, most…

 

DHS is going bigger with its next face biometrics rally

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security opened industry applications for its 2022 Biometric Technology Rally. The department’s Science and Technology…

 

‘You cannot trust a vendor’: understanding biometrics in the humanitarian sector

Biometrics were the theme of the month for September in the ICRC’s Digital Dilemmas series of talks and debates on aspects…

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