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More than 5 lakh Rohingya refugees issued ID Cards in Bangladesh

The current registration exercise began in June 2018 and it is scheduled to be completed during the last quarter of the current year.

UNHCR’s  Bio-metric Identity Management System (BIMS) captures bio-metric data, including fingerprints and iris scans, which secure each refugee’s unique identity as well as other important information such as family links.

According to UNHCR, Bangladesh has more than 9 lakh Rohingya refugees out of which close to 7.50 lakh refugees arrived after August 2017 fleeing Rakhine province of Myanmar amid violence and military crackdown. Bangladesh claims to have 11 lakh Rohingya refugees in the country.

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