Accenture helps UNHCR deliver a biometric identity management system for registering and verifying the identities of displaced persons around the world.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is rolling out a breakthrough Biometric Identity Management system (BIMS) that rapidly registers, de-duplicates and verifies the identities of refugees, ensuring that the right people receive assistance where and when they need it.