IOM’s biometric registration system has been active since 2014, with 852,774 beneficiaries active in its database to date, out of which 56 per cent (477,607 individuals) are women; and 61 per cent (518,709 individuals) are under 18 years old. Since August 2018, IOM and the World Food Programme (WFP) are collaborating on the project “Enhancing targeted food distribution through biometric data management” seeking to contribute to increased food security throughout South Sudan.
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