UNHCR talks with the Government of Jordan and the telecommunications industry to advocate for full inclusion of refugees into mobile wallet opportunities.
Following the inauguration of the new UNHCR – World Bank Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement, the new Head, Björn Gillsäter, shares some reflections on the importance of data to improve the lives of forcibly displaced and their host communities.
In March 2019, UNHCR staff in Cameroon were trained on how to use proGres v4, the latest iteration of UNHCR’s registration and case management software application, improving their day-to-day work.
A new and innovative offline Digital Library was installed in Sayam Forage refugee camp in Niger, to provide access to numerous cultural resources for the youth.
In Pintolandia Shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil, UNHCR is testing RApp a new tool to improve the registration process and provide a better protection and assistance to refugees.
To face registration challenges in Angola, UNHCR is using the new anti-fraud features offered by its Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES).
In partnership with the Government of Canada, UNHCR has launched the first Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees.
In Mauritania, in the Sahel region of West Africa, the Global Distribution Tool is changing the life of more than 56,000 Malian refugees registered in Mbera camp.
UNHCR Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES) has been rolled out in Kenya, in the Government registration centres in Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Mombasa and Dadaab camp.
Data of more than 2.4 million persons of concern are now securely hosted in proGres v4, one of the core module of our central Population Registry. Our goal is that, that by end of 2019, all refugee data will be covered.