A number of humanitarian groups and affiliated NGOs are beginning to rely on blockchain to help empower and aid refugees.
Summer estimates from the United Nations put the number of displaced persons across the world at more than 68 million. More than 25 million in this figure are classified as refugees.
A number of international bodies and humanitarian groups have long made it a priority to render aid to those fleeing violence, war, or other persecution.
However, many agencies find it difficult to help displaced persons because they often cross borders with little (or no identification), which can essentially shut them out from receiving many basic services.