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Biometric Update regularly releases news related to the term "humanitarian." The following set of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news regarding "humanitarian" and other relevant terms. More topics may be explored by accessing our complete Biometrics Topics list.

 

UNHCR salutes African govts’ pledge to accelerate digital ID action for forcibly displaced

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has lauded the willingness by some African governments to…

 

Digital legal identity is key to climate and energy crisis response, UNDP argues

In an era where legal identity is the gateway to essential services, 850 million people worldwide lack the means to…

 

African leader’s efforts to eradicate statelessness wins plaudits from UNHCR

The recent adoption by African leaders of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights Relating to…

 

UNHCR biometric program facilitates cash aid delivery to 39K Afghan returnees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says one of its cash-support programs, “Forcibly Returned Afghans Enrollment (FARE)” in Afghanistan, has provided…

 

Access Now argues humanitarian biometrics need more transparency, rules

An investigation of the relationship between humanitarian organizations and the private sector by Access Now makes a case that even…

 

Refugees face challenges with UK biometric residence permits

Some UK councils are refusing to recognize biometric residence permits (BRP) which may be putting newly recognized refugees at risk…

 

Simprints non-profit biometrics growth dilemma now on Harvard Business curriculum

Toby Norman, co-founder and CEO of Simprints, first collaborated on the company’s Vero fingerprint scanner to facilitate aid workers from…

 

US turns to biometrics to prevent humanitarian aid theft in Ethiopia

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that it will resume limited food aid in Ethiopia, AFP News…

 

Report proposes holistic, responsible approach to biometrics deployment in humanitarian contexts

Results of a study carried out between February 2022 and June 2023 have highlighted that the use of biometrics in…

 

IOM using biometrics to facilitate aid for displaced persons in South Sudan

Authorities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) say the use of biometrics has proved to be a reliable way…

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