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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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

1.4M Afghan refugees in Pakistan to receive new biometric ID cards

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has begun issuing biometric identity smartcards to the 1.4 million Afghan refugees already…

 

Iris biometrics facilitate change in aid sector worth hundreds of billions

Custom smartphones held on social-distancing sticks are helping refugees in Jordan with COVID-19 pay for shopping deliveries with a biometric…

 

Robust digital identity systems pay off for pandemic relief: ID4Africa livecast

Emergency response measures by governments in Africa and around the world have been significantly more successful where robust and dynamic…

 

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…

 

Biometrics support financial services efficiency in Malawi, Nigeria and Ghana as UNHCR ramps up in Niger

The biometrics business continues as normal in parts of Africa. A new ePassport agency opens in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, despite…

 

Firms expand African biometrics coverage, COVID-19 aid raises data protection concerns

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across Africa, public and private reactions also continue to develop. Noticeable this week…

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