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Digital IDs for refugees sound good, but what good could they really do?

Cynics expect the worst in human endeavors, while anyone involved in a refugee crisis has witnessed the worst of human…

 

Biometrics collection from refugees and vulnerable people questioned by analysts

The use of biometrics and digital identity systems in the humanitarian sector remains highly problematic, viewed through a data justice…

 

Utilizing biometrics in refugee camp operations

Biometrics are emerging as the new standard in identity management for refugee camps. Promoted by the United Nations, biometrics have…

 

IrisGuard refugee aid delivery with iris biometrics uninterrupted by physical distancing requirements

With minor adjustments, the iris biometric technology from IrisGuard used to deliver aid to refugees in several countries is being…

 

UNHCR moving biometrics to contactless iris-only in some countries after successful testing

UNHCR, the UN’s Refugee Agency, has piloted contactless iris biometrics in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Zambia and Malawi, according to a newly-published…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: SIM cards reactivated, refugee privacy concerns and coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus on the continent sees more impact on biometric services. This week we have summarized the…

 

UN agency hosts bootcamp to spur digital identity and humanitarian tech innovations

The United Nation’s International Computing Centre (ICC) hosted a digital solutions bootcamp to develop new solutions for digital identity and…

 

UN biometrics program for refugees spreads through Africa and into Asia

Biometrics are being deployed by the United Nations to positively identify refugees worldwide and to make sure aid to them…

 

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,…

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