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UNHCR’s Biometric Tools in 2023

UNHCR’s Biometric Tools in 2023

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, uses a Biometric Identity Management System – or BIMS for short – for biometric enrolments of people forced to flee. It is our primary biometric system within our registration and identity management ecosystem and used in 93 countries across the world.

Tackling Kenya’s longstanding refugee situation: the need for comprehensive solutions

Tackling Kenya’s longstanding refugee situation: the need for comprehensive solutions

Sajjad Malik, UNHCR’s Director for Resilience and Solutions, returns to the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps 30 years after he helped set up services there. Ahead of the Global Refugee Forum 2023, he reflects on the importance of the Marshall Plan and the role of development organizations to building pathways for refugees to reach their aspirations.

Responsible and Timely: Sharing Data on UNHCR’s Microdata Library in 2022

Responsible and Timely: Sharing Data on UNHCR’s Microdata Library in 2022

Data in humanitarian action can provide accurate and up-to-date information on the location, size, demographics and needs of populations affected by crises. This information is used to develop and implement targeted interventions, such as the provision of water, sanitation, shelter, and other critical emergency assistance to those who need it most.