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WFP about to halt food aid to Houthi-controlled areas over biometric distribution refusal

Food aid distribution in Yemen by the World Food Programme(WFP) is likely to end this week, Executive Director David Beasley…

 

Key themes and debates emerge as ID4Africa opens

Digital identity themes, challenges, problems and progress came to the fore in Johannesburg as delegates from African governments, international agencies…

 

Some Yemeni rebel leaders block biometric registration, WFP weighs suspension of aid

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) may be forced to abandon its aid delivery in areas of Yemen controlled…

 

More than a quarter million Rohingya refugees have legal ID after biometric registration

More than 270,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been biometrically registered and received identity cards, the first time many of…

 

IrisGuard biometrics cited as example for companies to increase refugee opportunities

IrisGuard is among a handful of companies playing a role in creating opportunities for refugees and displaced persons, according to…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Kenya’s biometric ID scheme, blockchain for refugees, universal health and moonlighting officials

Developments in digital ID across Africa this week include positive steps in Senegal to use digital platforms to rapidly reach…

 

Fraud accusations at UN refugee agency highlight importance of biometric systems

UN refugee agency UNHCR has strongly rejected what it characterizes as “widespread allegations made against its workforce” made in an…

 

Efforts to provide biometric ID cards to Rohingya refugees scale up

The UN Refugee Agency and the government of Bangladesh are scaling up biometric registration of Rohingya refugees fleeing the humanitarian…

 

Nigerian NGO calls for biometric registration of people displaced by Boko Haram to prevent graft

A Nigerian non-governmental organization has called for the use of biometrics to identify internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the restive…

 

Distilled Identity and Emerge developing biometric self-sovereign identity system for refugees

Distilled Identity and Emerge have partnered to collaborate on the development of the biometric identity profile layer of an Identity…

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