A Malaysian-based NGO wants to use blockchain technology to create digital identities for stateless Rohingya who’ve escaped Myanmar.

The aim is to help them access services like banking, healthcare and education — often made more difficult without legal identification.

Rohingya in Malaysia, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia born before the early 1980s are the first expected to benefit from the initiative.

Unlike many of those who fled the recent military crackdown, their identities can be verified from old documents issued by Burmese authorities before the Rohingya were stripped of citizenship.

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