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UNHCR to seek provider for BIMS lightweight fingerprint and iris scanners

Biometrics firms should be aware of a forthcoming procurement opportunity with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which…

 

IrisGuard expands biometric humanitarian cash assistance in Jordan

IrisGuard has announced the extension of its six-year partnership with Jordan Post to facilitate the transfer of humanitarian cash assistance…

 

Namibia begins issuance of much-anticipated biometric ID cards to refugees

It looked like a stalled project for many years, but it’s now reality. The issuance of biometric ID cards for…

 

Cameroon lawmakers examine legislation to address statelessness

The Parliament of Cameroon is examining a bill that will allow the country to accede to two United Nations Conventions…

 

Advancing interoperability in Africa: Overcoming challenges for digital integration

In a session about interoperability of identity data and systems at this year’s ID4Africa conference, Dr. Victor Amadi, a research…

 

UNHCR salutes African govts’ pledge to accelerate digital ID action for forcibly displaced

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has lauded the willingness by some African governments to…

 

Pakistan to deport 600K Afghans with refugee ID cards

Pakistan has announced its intention to expel about 600,000 Afghan citizens, an official confirmed through media reports. The deportation drive,…

 

Ethiopia begins issuing refugees digital ID cards to facilitate service access

The distribution of digital ID cards to Ethiopian refugees and returnees, as part of a pilot with tripartite support, has…

 

African leader’s efforts to eradicate statelessness wins plaudits from UNHCR

The recent adoption by African leaders of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights Relating to…

 

UNHCR biometric program facilitates cash aid delivery to 39K Afghan returnees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says one of its cash-support programs, “Forcibly Returned Afghans Enrollment (FARE)” in Afghanistan, has provided…

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