The UN's High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched a biometric registration process for some 245,000 Rwandan refugees living in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The UN says that the process will cover refugees who fled a genocidal civil conflict in Rwanda in 1994 after the fall of the Habyarimana regime.According to DRC media, the DRC government also hopes the process will help it learn exact numbers on the numbers of Rwandans in the country.The UNHCR launched its first biometric pilot in January 2014 in Malawi, saying the process should help it better register and protect people, verify their identity and target assistance for the forcibly displaced in operations around the world.Developed with an unnamed private firm, that system stored fingerprints, iris data and photographs for facial recognition and included an emergency feature to aid in fixing populations in advance of full registration.”For refugees without ID, this [biometric] registration will become a vital record]”, wrote the UN body.