The United Nations Refugee Agency launched a nationwide biometric verification system to ensure assistance is being delivered to the refugee and asylum-seeker community in Uganda, VOA reports. Following a corruption scandal last month, the UNHCR explained the system is intended to fix discrepancies and ensure assistance is correctly distributed. Biometric verification, including fingerprints and iris scans, will be rolled out across 30 country locations and will be introduced at 180 food distribution sites. Uganda is home to 1.4 million refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
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