At a time when new data protection rules come into force in Europe, Alexander Beck, UNHCR Senior Data Protection Officer, answers question on privacy rights and data protection for refugees.
Internet connectivity can make a huge difference to relief activities and the lives of refugees. For the men, women and children of Sayam Forage camp in Niger, who fled Boko Haram’s violence in Nigeria, the camp is now an oasis of hope surrounded by harsh, unforgiving desert.
Discussion on identity and digital inclusion with Karl Steinacker, Team Leader for Digital Identity with UNHCR and Valerie Khan, Independent Advisor on Digital Identity, that took place on 4 May 2018 at the #rp18 conference in Berlin.
ID4D Annual Global Dataset on population without an officially recognized proof of identity.
Celebrating International Girls in ICT Day 2018 by shining a spotlight on some of the remarkable women working to achieve UNHCR’s ICT objectives.
Inspiring story about Syrian civil engineer Anan Jakich, refugee in Germany, who has joined a community of women newcomers rebuilding their lives through a shared love of technology.
To register refugees from Venezuela in Brazil, UNHCR Field teams are using a brand new application for mobile devices: Rapid Application (RApp) which allows for the rapid input of identity related data in an off-line modus.
The Rohingya refugee crisis is one of the largest and fastest-growing refugee crises in decades. Follow the newly produced story map outlining the dangers and risks that the Rohingya refugees are still facing.
UNHCR and the authorities in Uganda are currently undertaking a massive identity verification exercise using biometrics to register more than one million refugees. You are now able to follow the operation by looking at the Real Time Verification Dashboard.
Who takes care of the tens of millions of refugees, forcibly displaced and stateless persons who either cannot safely approach their government, or have no government that recognizes them as citizens?