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UNHCR to hire Interoperability Coordinator for biometric programs

Biometrics and digital identity play a key role in programs developed by the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR. In September the…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ghost-busting in Ghana, resolving double registration status in Kenya

Kenya dominated digital ID developments this week. What could have been its biggest story – downgrading the new role of…

 

UNHCR using biometric iris scanning to register Syrian refugees coming into Iraq

United Nations’ refugee agency the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has been using biometric iris scans to register refugees,…

 

UNHCR update shows progress toward biometric refugee registration commitment

The UNHCR has expanded its use of biometrics for food distribution to over 100 sites across eight countries, and registered…

 

International Identity Day celebrated with rich nations largely on sidelines

As the second International Identity Day takes place, September 16, 2019, a number of countries and organizations are marking the…

 

Caribou Digital and ID2020 identify barriers to digital identity for women

Barriers of information, access, ownership, societal expectations, and intersectionality must be overcome by women who struggle to acquire ID in…

 

UNHCR and Zain Wallet use IrisGuard biometrics for refugee aid disbursement

Iris biometric technology from IrisGuard is being used to provide identity verification for refugees in Iraq under a partnership between…

 

DHS to store tens of thousands of refugee biometric records from UNHCR

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) began sharing records including fingerprints, iris scans, and facial biometrics of refugees…

 

Facial recognition for travel and onboarding top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Stories on biometrics use cases from flight boarding to onboarding, and surveillance to aid delivery made up the most-read news…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric bank cards, birth registrations up, ePassport problems

The importance of biometric legal identity from birth is something of a theme this week as UNICEF pushes the concept…

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