Members of the European Parliament urge parliament to test block identity for refugees


nnnPost Comment: According to a public document, a district chain work group in the European Parliament wants to explore how to use block-chain technology to provide digital identity for refugees. The EU 2018 Budget Amendment also includes payments for this item. At the same time, governments and institutions have applied to sectoral chain technologies to address refugee-related issues, and several United Nations agencies are studying the use of block chains in international assistance.n
nnTranslation: Clovern
nPublic documents show that a district chain work group in the European Parliament wants to explore how to use block-chain technology to provide digital identity for refugees.n
nThe EU 2018 Budget Amendment issued on August 29 included a working group approved by the EU legislators for the first time last year. The document also summarizes the amount of € 420,000 that has been earmarked by the 2017 budget for the project by 850,000 euros so far.n
nThe comments contained in the amendment (which seems to have been made by Jakob von Weizs? Cker, a member of the European Parliament, which proposed the establishment of the Working Group for the first time) that a specific use case being considered by the legislator is the content related to the digital identity of the refugeen
nFile wrote:n
nn”A specific use case that should be explored is the potential of the [distributed categorical accounting technology] solution to manage the refugee situation, and many refugees and those who fall into a situation similar to refugees can not prove their identities or access to basic services “n
nnAt the same time, the document further clarifies the lack of formal identity documents so that refugees do not have the necessary documents to open a bank account, or access to health care, school education, or get legal protection.n
nOn the occasion of the release of the news, institutions and governments are increasingly concerned about the potential of the block chain in addressing the problems that affect the lives of displaced people.n
nEarlier this year, CoinDesk reported that the United Nations was conducting pilot projects in Jordan to distribute funds to those who flee in the Syrian war. More than 10,000 refugees are involved in this program.n
nAt present, at least seven United Nations agencies are working on block-chain applications that can help with international assistance (such as identity and small payments).n

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