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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…

 

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…

 

Government and UNHCR complete huge biometric refugee registration program in Uganda

A countrywide biometric identity verification program for more than a million asylum-seekers and refugees in Uganda has been completed by…

 

UNHCR working with Ecuador to support issuance of biometrics-based ID cards to refugees

Ecuador’s government is providing its refugee population with Ecuadorian ID cards to facilitate access to jobs, banking, and other services…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

UN using IrisGuard ethereum blockchain payment platform for refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) is using IrisGuard’s private Ethereum blockchain technology to enable streamlined payment services…

 

UNHCR, EU working with Chad on biometrics registration program for refugees

UNHCR and the European Union is working in Chad to help children of refugees fleeing war to receive ID cards….

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