Edit October 30th – The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency have concluded on Wednesday October 24th 2018 the countrywide biometric verification exercise of all asylum-seekers and refugees in Uganda.

The population verification exercise in Uganda, jointly undertaken by the Government of Uganda and UNHCR began on 1st March 2018. In a joint statement, the Government and UNHCR explain the background and outcomes. In total, close to 1.1 million refugees were verified and biometrically enrolled.

In Uganda, UNHCR is piloting new tools that automatically populate dashboards with aggregated data. Uganda, has thus become a laboratory which demonstrates how UNHCR’s Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES) will transform data on refugees in the future.

Based on a basic dataset received from the government system (RIMS), the registered population is being verified by 6 mobile teams using two UNHCR tools: the Emergency Registration Database (ERD) and the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS – capturing 10 fingerprints, 2 iris and a photo).

All refugees are issued Proof of Verification documents and new ration cards. Following enrollment, these records are uploaded to the PRIMES’ Global Distribution Tool (GDT) in the form of food e-manifests. The World Food Programme then uses GDT at all 90 food distribution points across the country to verify identities at food distribution and record the delivery of assistance against these identities. WFP currently feeds almost 1.4 million refugees in Uganda.

The two dashboards below were created to provides real time data of the on-going verification and food distribution process. They are refreshed every 50 minutes.

More in depth analysis can also be find in the below dashboard that is refreshed every hour. All of those innovative tools help UNHCR verify and validate the assisted population in Uganda and strengthen accountability towards persons of concern, donors, partners and other key stakeholders.

More in depth analysis can also be find in the below dashboard that is refreshed every hour. All of those innovative tools help UNHCR verify and validate the assisted population in Uganda and strengthen accountability towards persons of concern, donors, partners and other key stakeholders.

More in depth analysis can also be find in the below dashboard that is refreshed every hour. All of those innovative tools help UNHCR verify and validate the assisted population in Uganda and strengthen accountability towards persons of concern, donors, partners and other key stakeholders.

More in depth analysis can also be find in the below dashboard that is refreshed every hour. All of those innovative tools help UNHCR verify and validate the assisted population in Uganda and strengthen accountability towards persons of concern, donors, partners and other key stakeholders.

All of those innovative tools help UNHCR verify and validate the assisted population in Uganda and strengthen accountability towards persons of concern, donors, partners and other key stakeholders.