Bitnation Registers First Refugees on the Blockchain

A decentralized project called Refugee Emergency Response (BRER) was recently launched by Bitnation to help resolve the current refugee crisis in Europe by registering undocumented individuals on the blockchain.

Bitnation founder Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof is seeking various ways to build cooperation with NGO’s and activists to help refugees fleeing Syria and other war-torn and destabilized regions.

Tempelhof explained to CoinTelegraph:

“The refugee crisis in Europe is massive, and will last for years to come with millions of stateless people who can’t open bank accounts, or even take a job, legally. There’s a huge, and urgent vacuum to fill. The governments won’t do it, because they’re in a political deadlock when it comes to immigration. We’re proud at Bitnation to be able to help alleviate the challenges these people are facing, through providing IDs, greater financial mobility, and over time, we’ll be able to add things like our basic income protocol, etc. to help them live a slightly better, while they’re in limbo.”

This humanitarian project provides an identification system called Blockchain Emergency ID (BE-ID).

“We’re working to make the BE-ID comply to UN’s guidelines for emergency travel documents,” she added. “We’re participating in a hackathon in London

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