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World Bank is helping the displaced in Mozambique get IDs, birth certificates

There has been respite for thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mozambique as a civil registration and ID card…


Global lessons from digitally identifying the poor for health in Cambodia, India, Rwanda

Digital technologies help in the development of health schemes, according to the findings of a new publication from the WHO….


Pakistan considers tinkering with biometric channels to distribute aid

Economic assistance in Pakistan is being distributed through a direct distribution system using biometrics, but that might not be the…


Does the husband know? Some issues surrounding IDs for refugees can shock

It can be tempting for some to think that for all the despair and chaos assumed at a refugee crisis,…


Nigeria’s Delta State to capture biometrics of 98K pupils as school meal program resumes

After a three-year hiatus, Nigeria’s National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) is resuming in Delta State, with the capture of…


Privacy protection system for biometrics developed to better ICRC humanitarian aid

The results of six scientific research projects carried out under an initiative dubbed Engineering for Humanitarian Action are expected to…


Pakistan arrests suspects over digital ID fraud in floods cash relief program

There are already reports of fraud related to the distribution of relief funds to victims of recent flooding in Pakistan…


Pakistan disburses over $100M in flood relief via biometric ID

Pakistan has so far disbursed 24.5 billion Pakistani rupees (US$103 million) to families affected by floods across the country via…


African nations must implement safeguards against humanitarian digital ID risks: researcher

African countries must put in place policies to ensure that personal data such as biometrics collected for humanitarian purposes are…


Skeptics of World Bank’s ID4D want more transparency and harm reduction for digital IDs

Dozens of civil society organizations and individual human rights advocates say digital ID programs “regularly” erode human rights. Signatories to…

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