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Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ghost-busting in Ghana, resolving double registration status in Kenya

Kenya dominated digital ID developments this week. What could have been its biggest story – downgrading the new role of…

 

UNHCR using biometric iris scanning to register Syrian refugees coming into Iraq

United Nations’ refugee agency the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has been using biometric iris scans to register refugees,…

 

UNHCR update shows progress toward biometric refugee registration commitment

The UNHCR has expanded its use of biometrics for food distribution to over 100 sites across eight countries, and registered…

 

UNHCR works toward self-managed refugee identity with biometrics to improve settlement outcomes

The UNHCR has published a lecture on refugee inclusion and the future of humanitarian response at Roosevelt University, sharing insights…

 

Trust and transparency plus $66 billion would bring Africa up to speed for ID and digital economy

An investment of $60 billion would bring Africa’s digital infrastructure up to speed and $6 billion would cover ID provision…

 

Bangladesh to use biometrics to prevent refugee voting fraud

The Election Commission of Bangladesh has introduced a separate server to collect personal and biometric fingerprint information of people in…

 

UNHCR and Zain Wallet use IrisGuard biometrics for refugee aid disbursement

Iris biometric technology from IrisGuard is being used to provide identity verification for refugees in Iraq under a partnership between…

 

DHS to store tens of thousands of refugee biometric records from UNHCR

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) began sharing records including fingerprints, iris scans, and facial biometrics of refugees…

 

Facial recognition for travel and onboarding top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Stories on biometrics use cases from flight boarding to onboarding, and surveillance to aid delivery made up the most-read news…

 

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…

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