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Biometric Update regularly authors posts about refugee registration. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news concerning refugee registration. More topics may be explored by accessing our entire Biometrics Topics list.

 

Uganda launches biometric program to verify identities of 1 million refugees

The government of Uganda has launched a program to verify the identities of the more than 1 million refugees in…

 

IFC to support IrisGuard ePayment solution deployment for financial inclusion of Syrian refugees

World Bank Group member IFC and IrisGuard have announced an agreement to expand the reach of iris-based e-payment solutions to…

 

Ethiopia to enroll all refugees in new biometric system by end of 2018

Ethiopia is carrying out a large-scale biometric enrollment project for refugees to deliver better protection and assistance to them in…

 

Biometric ID program for displaced Rohingya completes first phase

A UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) program to count families among displaced Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and identify individuals with biometric…

 

UN agencies increasingly using biometric registration to target aid in conflict areas

United Nations agencies tracking displaced individuals are increasingly using biometric registration to better target aid, particularly in areas of conflict,…

 

Malaysia asks UNHCR for refugee biometric data

The Malaysian government has called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to share its database of approximately…

 

European Parliament supports measure to fingerprint asylum seekers from age 6

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Commission has supported a new measure that proposes to lower the fingerprinting age of asylum…

 

Identity Strategy Partners issues recommendations for improving refugee vetting process

Janice Kephart, a partner at Identity Strategy Partners, issued a statement which included several recommendations for improving the vetting process…

 

UNHCR says security and refugee protection have complementary goals

In a recent address to the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee in New York, UNHCR’s protection chief emphasized that contrary…

 

German migration agency pushes for all refugees to be fingerprinted

In an effort to combat benefit fraud and prevent the use of multiple identities, Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and…

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