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Pakistan gives 1M Afghan refugees biometric IDs for government services

More than a million Afghan refugees who reside in Pakistan are expected to find it easier and more convenient accessing…

 

Conference proposes biometrics-based documentation for Central African Republic refugees

Six countries hosting forcibly displaced persons from the Central African Republic (CAR) have agreed to takes steps aimed at issuing…

 

Biometrics secure UNHCR direct cash payments to Ukrainian refugees

With biometrics playing a pivotal role in the processing of Ukrainian refugees fleeing war, the United Nations High Commissioner for…

 

Humanitarians are embracing biometrics, but what does that mean for target populations?

By Anne Lauder, M.A. candidate in International Studies at the University of Denver Houthi rebels’ consistent disruption of humanitarian aid…

 

Pakistan government and UNHCR complete biometric registration drive for Afghan refugees

The United Nations is trumpeting the success of a drive to register refugees in Pakistan for biometric smartcards, which was…

 

Nepal again excludes Tibetan refugees from legal ID plans

There are no plans by the Nepalese government to issue legal IDs (refugee cards) to thousands of Tibetan refugees living…

 

UNHCR gets digital ID boost from Estonia to improve service delivery for refugees

Refugees and forcibly displaced persons benefiting from services of the United National High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) are having a…

 

‘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…

 

Pakistan steps up biometric registration of Afghan refugees, Taliban permits existing ID

Pakistan has updated the details of 500,000 or more than a third of the registered Afghan refugees living in the…

 

Concerns over Taliban accessing aid agency biometric data

People in Afghanistan are fearful of the Taliban accessing personal information captured and stored by aid agencies including biometric data…

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