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Digital Identity: Enabling Dignified Access to Humanitarian Services in Migration


A report drawn from interviews with key stakeholders and experts about inclusive digital identity for migrants

Migrants are consistently asked to prove their identity in the process of moving, in order to gain humanitarian aid services, but these individuals have specific requirements and concerns when it comes to identification, which can include the fear of being identified.

"There is an accelerating trend for humanitarian organizations to adopt digital identification technology in their work with forcibly displaced migrants. This brings with it opportunities to improve access to services, but also risks around, for instance, data privacy and security."

Through interviewing migration experts, the report explores the varied and complex considerations that organizations must examine when building digital identification infrastructure for these vulnerable groups.

The report makes specific recommendations for organizations contemplating the use of digital technology to identify the migrants they serve

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